The government is considering a proposal to allow debt restructuring for real estate projects that face delays due to sovereign clearances. It is also considering creating a sub-category of commercial real estate-housing to allow an extended repayment period to developers.

As per the current policy, any loan given to developers for non-infrastructure sectors turns into a non-performing asset (NPA) when the project gets delayed by more than six months after the date of commencement of commercial operations (DCCO) without any payment made to the lenders. The DCCO dates means the time when the developer actually commences construction after getting the necessary approvals. After this period, banks usually declare the loan as an NPA if repayments are not made for a period of 90 days.