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31 OCTOBER, 2019
After the incorporation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), Indian Government is constantly upgrading the scheme in order to attract more beneficiaries. Recently, major changes have been made in the affordable housing scheme PMAY, which brought good news for home buyers. The Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) Ministry has announced an increase of 33% in carpet area of houses that are entitled for interest subsidy under PMAY-U.
The amendment is incorporated in order to encourage more people to take advantage of the interest subsidy provided on PMAY. The credit linked subsidy in PMAY is a very beneficial scheme for home-buyers belonging to four income slabs. There are four income slabs under PMAY,
Name of the group
Economically Weaker Section (EWS)
Up to Rs. 3 lakh
Lower Income Group (LIG)
Between Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 6 lakh
Middle Income Group I (MIG I)
Between Rs. 6 lakh to Rs. 12 lakh
Middle Income Group II (MIG II)
Between Rs. 12 lakh and Rs. 18 lakh
The interest subsidy enables eligible users to buy a house under PMAY scheme. Let’s understand how the subsidy is calculated for different income slabs.
Let us assume that Mr. Raman belongs to MIG II income group and he has borrowed Rs. 35 lakh for the tenure of 20 years at the interest rate of 9%. Therefore,
Home loan amount
Rs. 35 Lakh
The interest rate of the lender
Now, under PMAY, for MIG-II, 3% max. interest Subsidy is given considering a maximum loan of Rs. 12 lakh. In this case, 3% interest subsidy on 12 lakh loan amount comes out to be Rs. 2,30,156.
Mrs. Shaila has borrowed Rs. 6 lakh at the interest rate of 9% for 20 years. Therefore,
Home loan amount
Rs. 6 lakh
Interest rate of the lender
Now, at 6.5% subsidised interest rate applicable for Mrs. Shaila, the Net Present Value (NPV) of the interest subsidy comes to Rs. 2,67,000. Therefore,
You can check exact subsidy applicable in your case through our PMAY subsidy calculator available on our website.
PMAY subsidy was incorporated to rectify the dire need of affordable housing units in India. HUA has planning to construct one crore new residential units until 2022 to achieve the goal of ‘Housing for all by 2022’ in our country. So, the newly incorporated changes are anticipated to attract more buyers willing to take advantage of the PMAY subsidy facility.
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