Can the real estate industry’s strongest champion to date finish what he started?
Anuj Puri, Chairman – ANAROCK Property Consultants
Billions of Indians have given their verdict and the real estate sector has every reason to cheer. After all, the sector got the maximum policy-related attention during this government’s first tenure.
In retrospect, Modi’s victory in 2014 ushered in a new era of Indian real estate, unambiguously marked by his vision to set the ‘house’ in order.
He tightened the Centre’s grip on real estate – the favourite ‘laundromat’ for black money hoarders – and brought speculative activity to an all-time low even as big-bang schemes benefited genuine homebuyers and long-term investors.
His government gave a decisive impetus to all-around infrastructure development, major policy overhauls such as DeMo, RERA and GST, amended old Acts like Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code and the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, and envisioned schemes like 100 Smart Cities, Housing for All by 2022, Make in India, AMRUT Cities etc.
Historically, no other government has done as much for the real estate sector. In just one tenure, Modi set the stage for Indian real estate to flourish in the long-term.