India will require investments of $1 trillion over the next 5-7 years to meet demand from infrastructure and housing with banks, private equity and NBFCs likely to be main sources of funds, says a report.

Around 70-80 per cent of the demand for investments will be from housing, while the balance from smart city projects, infra-linked real estate projects like airports, railways, urban transport and development of industrial corridors, according to the report based on a survey jointly conducted by PwC, Naredco and APREA. 

PwC is a leading consultancy firm, while Naredco and APREA are real estate-related bodies. 

The report titled 'Building the Economy Block by Block', released at the Real Estate and Infrastructure Investors' Summit 2016 organised by Naredco, said banks, private equity, NBFCs and REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) are expected to be the major sources for financing infrastructure projects.