Rs 25 lakh housing loans come under priority sector lending

Pursuant to the announcement made by Finance Minister in Budget 2011-12, it has been decided to increase the above limit from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 25 lakh, RBI said in a notification.

"On account of increase in prices of residential properties in urban areas, I propose to enhance the existing housing loan limit from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 25 lakh for dwelling units under priority sector lending," Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said in the Budget 2011-12.

This change in categorisation is applicable to housing loans sanctioned on or after April 1, 2011, it said.

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