- Infrastructure & real estate together contribute 29.5% to India’s GDP – higher than US (22.6%) and China (17.6%)
- Budget allocations in infra see massive jump – from USD 791 bn in 2014-15 to USD 2,042 bn in 2019-20
- Sector attracted massive FDI worth INR 207 bn in last 5 years backed by growing economy & strong fundamentals
New Delhi, 01 March 2019: In line with its aim to enter the USD 5 trillion club economy by 2025 – which is highly dependent on real estate and infrastructure – the Government has taken a multi-modal approach towards infrastructure development in the country over the last five years.
Besides boosting the overall economy, this ‘infrastructure first’ approach is also steering real estate growth across India, finds the report ‘Infrastructure and Real Estate – A Fulcrum for Change and Economic Growth‘ by ANAROCK Property Consultants and Association of Infrastructure Industry (India).
The report was released at the Infrastructure Summit 2019, organized by the Association of Infrastructure Industry (India) in Delhi today.
Santhosh Kumar, Vice Chairman – ANAROCK Property Consultants
- Just 63,000 ready units currently benefit out of total 6.73 lakh units across top 7 cities
- Nearly 22,000 ready unsold units completed before 2017 don’t benefit from new rule
- 33% of 5.88 lakh unsold under-construction units in the luxury segment – 49% in MMR – will not benefit immediately
Just when the real estate industry was preparing to give the budget a complete thumbs down, the finance minister sprung a surprise ‘bonanza’ for the sector in the last 10 minutes of his speech. Or so it seemed.
Without a doubt, affordable housing gained amidst what was essentially a mass-appeal budget. However, it was the extension of tax relaxation on notional rent for unsold inventory for another year that cheered developers.
However, under closer scrutiny, it is unlikely to benefit a majority of them as on date.
Anti-climax for developers