Track2Realty-Agencies: The Finance Ministry is considering a proposal to relax funding norms for the realty sector so that good housing projects are not starved of funds.
Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) on Monday said the RBI move to infuse liquidity in the system is “more potent” than a cut in interest rate and it will help banks expand credit portfolio.
The Indian banks have been hit the worst with the downturn of the real estate sector. Even after restructuring the loans to the developers, they have a collective deficit of Rs. 7 lakh crore. With spiraling input costs & property prices, demand in the real estate sector has been on a steady downfall. Given the declining demand, it is is unlikely that the real estate companies will be able to repay their bank loans, especially since banks are the only source of funds for the sector.