The affordable housing segment has witnessed a considerable amount of demand and growth in the fiscal year of 2017. The contribution of the affordable housing segment has been more than 50% to the overall sales in the quarter of October-December, 2016.
Residential units costing less than Rs.50 lakh come under the affordable housing segment and as a result, it had a larger share in total housing sales in top cities of the country.
These nine cities are –
Noida, Gurgaon, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.
According to a survey, out of the total number of launches in the residential sector in the last quarter of 2016, around 60% were affordable segment launches.
The increased popularity of affordable housing segment is because of support from the government, immense demand and the growing of interest of private builders. Also, cities of Noida, Gurgaon and Pune have been showing a great need for the affordable residential units.
With new initiatives taken by the government to provide homes to the low income groups and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of the society, private builders have many opportunities to take in affordable housing to increase sales.
The participation of private developers has a huge role to play in balancing the shortage of low-cost homes in urban areas.