While this partnership will fast-track the company’s vision to provide access to high-quality affordable housing, especially among first-time homebuyers, it will help address the acute urban housing shortage in the country, with Indian cities needing to accommodate up to an estimated 18 million new urban dwellers per year, said the BSE-listed company.
The $76 million will comprise an investment of $33 million by IFC
and an equal amount by EAF, along with a loan of $10 million from IFC.
“In a post Covid world, the housing sector can play a key role in India. Financing affordable and green housing can protect jobs, preserve livelihoods, and address climate change while restarting economies,” said Jun Zhang, Country Head-India at IFC.
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