NHB Launched Special Refinance Facility

Published on April 15, 2021
Current Context: The National Housing Bank (NHB) has launched Rs 10,000 crore ‘Special Refinance Facility-2021’ (SRF-2021).
NHB Launched Special Refinance Facility
  • The facility was launched to provide short term refinance support to housing finance companies (HFCs) and other eligible Primary Lending Institutions (PLIs).
  • This facility will help to meet short term liquidity requirements of the PLIs and will help them to grant lending to individuals to maintain steady growth in the housing finance sector.
  • Eligibility criteria for PLIs for this facility: All PLIs who have availed financial assistance under SRF or ASRF including any other eligible PLI with a maximum net NPA of 7.5% and a minimum of 51% ratio of individual housing loans to total assets are eligible.
  • The tenure of the loan is 1 year and the interest rate is based on the repo rate.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of NHB: New Delhi
    • MD of NHB: Sarada Kumar Hota


Q.1 The National Housing Bank (NHB) has launched Rs ____ ‘Special Refinance Facility-2021’ (SRF-2021)?
a. 15,000 crore
b. 10,000 crore
c. 12,000 crore
d. 8,000 crore

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