HDFC invests Rs. 74 crores in Paranjape Schemes

HDFC realty fund has purchased 10% equity of Pune based housing and construction company Paranjape Schemes (Construction) Ltd. for a total value of 74 crores.

Pune, Maharashtra, June 13, 2007 /India PRwire/ -- HDFC realty fund has purchased 10% equity of Pune based housing and construction company Paranjape Schemes (Construction) Ltd. for a total value of 74 crores.

This was announced by Mr. Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC Ltd. at the inauguration of Athashri, Hadapsar on the 6th of June, 2007 at a distinguished gathering including

Mr. K.G. Krishnamurthy, MD and CEO, HDFC Venture Fund.

Athashri is an innovative concept in housing developed by Paranjape Schemes. It focuses on special needs of senior citizens and develops a total housing solution aimed at giving the senior citizens a life of comfort, convenience, care and camaraderie. Various factors like increasing life expectancy and affluence, migration of young generation to the US in search of greener pastures have resulted in increasing number of senior citizens that need to be cared for and provided with a decent quality of life. Athashri therefore is an idea whose time has come, a fact well supported by tremendous response to Athashri housing projects, making Athashri, Hadapsar the fourth project in the Athashri series in Pune. Plans are also underway to extend this scheme for ethnic Indians abroad.

Mr. Shashank Paranjape, MD, Paranjape Schemes, outlined the ambitious expansion plans of the company which include two mega townships in Pune, both with Athashri housing for senior citizens. Concept of Athashri is already on the way to becoming national with a project at Bangalore under development and 5 new projects planned at Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi, the first 2 being launched during the current year.

Paranjape Schemes’ commitment to senior citizens has resulted in the establishment of Athashri foundation that takes a holistic view of the life of senior citizens. Athashri foundation is in the process of setting up Continuing Care Units for senior citizens who don’t need to be hospitalized and yet require continuous attendance and support. These units will be manned by trained staff and will be equipped with high tech gadgets and equipments that make the life of senior citizens comfortable and convenient.

Other than the Athashri projects, Paranjape Schemes is planning a number of ambitious projects involving IT parks, SEZs, Malls and Multiplexes, and world-class housing. “We take investment by HDFC as an endorsement of our track record and it will go a long way in supporting our growth plans” said Mr. Shrikant Paranjape, Chairman, Paranjape Schemes. With support from HDFC, Paranjape Schemes a household name in Pune and Maharashtra is said to scale greater heights on the national and international level

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