Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

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Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
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Ministry overview
Formed1952; 68 years ago (1952)
JurisdictionIndiaRepublic of India
HeadquartersNirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Minister responsible
Ministry executive

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India, is a federal ministry with executive authority over the formulation and administration of the rules and regulations and laws relating to the housing and urban development in India. The ministry was under the charge of Venkaiah Naidu and was given to Hardeep Singh Puri when Naidu was elected Vice President of India.[1] The Ministry became independent from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation in 2004,[2] but was later re-merged with it in 2017.[3]

The ministry also published the National City Rating, which ranked the cleanest cities in India, under which Indore was rated as the cleanest.[4]

The ministry announced Smart Cities in India on 27 August 2015.

In July 2019, the ministry released specifications for Metrolite transport system - a cheaper, smaller and slower metro system.[5]


Attached Offices[edit]

Subordinate Offices[edit]

  • Town & Country Planning Organisation
  • Stationery Office
  • Department of Publication

Statutory and Autonomous Bodies[edit]


Joint ventures[edit]

List of ministers[edit]


  1. ^ National Portal of India : Government : Who's Who
  2. ^ The Ministry Archived 2010-09-14 at the Wayback Machine Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.
  3. ^ K Dash, Dipak (8 July 2017). "MoHUA is the new name for urban development & housing ministry". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Swachh Survekshan 2017 Report (ref page 7)" (PDF).
  5. ^ MoHUA (20 July 2019). "Standard Specifications of Light Urban Rail Transit System "METROLITE"" (PDF). Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Directorate of Estates". Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2010.

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