Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Summary

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
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Ministry overview
Formed1952; 69 years ago (1952)
JurisdictionIndiaRepublic of India
HeadquartersNirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Annual budget50,040 crore (US$6.6 billion) (2020 - 21)[1]
Ministers responsible
Ministry executive
Websitemohua.gov.in

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.[2] The Ministry became independent from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation in 2004,[3] but was later re-merged with it in 2017.[4]

The ministry also published the National City Rating, which ranked the cleanest cities in India, under which Indore was rated as the cleanest.[5]

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.[6]

Organisation

Attached Offices

Subordinate Offices

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

Statutory and Autonomous Bodies

Central Public Sector Units

Schemes

Joint ventures

List of Ministers

Name Portrait Term of office Party Prime Minister
Minister of Works and Supply
1 N. V. Gadgil
Narhar Vishnu Gadgil 1985 stamp of India (cropped).jpg 15 August 1947 13 May 1952 4 years, 272 days Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
Minister of Works, Housing and Supply
2 Swaran Singh 13 May 1952 17 April 1957 4 years, 339 days Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
3 K. C. Reddy K. C. Reddy.jpg 17 April 1957 5 April 1961 3 years, 353 days
4 Bezawada Gopala Reddy Bezawada Gopala Reddy.jpg 5 April 1961 10 April 1962 1 year, 5 days
5 Mehr Chand Khanna 10 April 1962 24 January 1966 3 years, 289 days

Lal Bahadur Shastri
Minister of Works, Housing and Urban Development
5 Mehr Chand Khanna 24 January 1966 13 March 1967 1 year, 48 days

(total 4 years, 337 days)

Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
6 Satya Narayan Sinha 14 November 1967 14 February 1969 1 year, 92 days
7 Kodardas Kalidas Shah 14 February 1969 18 March 1971 2 years, 32 days
Minister of Works and Housing
8 Uma Shankar Dikshit 2 May 1971 05 February 1973 1 year, 279 days Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
9 Bhola Paswan Shastri 05 February 1973 10 October 1974 1 year, 247 days
10 Kotha Raghuramaiah 10 October 1974 23 December 1976 2 years, 74 days
11 Hitendra Desai 23 December 1976 24 March 1977 91 days
12 Sikander Bhakt 26 March 1977 28 July 1979 2 years, 124 days Janata Party Morarji Desai
13 Ram Kinkar 28 July 1979 14 January 1980 170 days Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh
14 Prakash Chandra Sethi 14 January 1980 19 October 1980 279 days Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
15 Bhishma Narain Singh 19 October 1980 29 January 1983 2 years, 102 days
16 Buta Singh Buta Singh at DJ Sheizwoods house (11) (cropped).jpg 29 January 1983 31 December 1984 1 year, 337 days Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
17 Abdul Gafoor 31 December 1984 25 September 1985 268 days Rajiv Gandhi
Minister of Urban Development
17 Abdul Gafoor 25 September 1985 22 October 1986 1 year, 27 days

(total 1 year, 295 days)

Indian National Congress Rajiv Gandhi
18 Mohsina Kidwai 22 October 1986 2 December 1989 3 years, 41 days
19 Murasoli Maran Murasoli Maran 2004 stamp of India.jpg 6 December 1989 10 November 1990 339 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
(National Front)
V. P. Singh
20 Daulatram Saran 21 November 1990 21 June 1991 212 days Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar
21 Sheila Kaul 21 June 1991 3 May 1995 3 years, 316 days Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
Minister of Urban Affairs and Employment
21 Sheila Kaul 3 May 1995 10 September 1995 130 days

(total 4 years, 81 days)

Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
22 P. V. Narasimha Rao P. V. Narasimha Rao.JPG 10 September 1995 15 September 1995 5 days
23 R. K. Dhawan
(Independent Charge)
15 September 1995 21 February 1996 159 days
(22) P. V. Narasimha Rao P. V. Narasimha Rao.JPG 21 February 1996 16 May 1996 85 days

(total 90 days)

(12) Sikander Bakht 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days

(total 2 years, 140 days)

Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
24 M. Arunachalam M.Arunachalam.jpg 1 June 1996 29 June 1996 28 days Tamil Maanila Congress H. D. Deve Gowda
25 H. D. Deve Gowda Deve Gowda BNC.jpg 29 June 1996 21 April 1997 296 days Janata Dal
26 I. K. Gujral Inder Kumar Gujral 017.jpg 21 April 1997 9 June 1997 49 days I. K. Gujral
27 Ummareddy Venkateswarlu
(Independent Charge)
9 June 1997 19 March 1998 283 days Telugu Desam Party
Minister of Urban Development
28 Ram Jethmalani Ram Jethmalani (cropped).jpg 19 March 1998 8 June 1999 1 year, 81 days Independent Atal Bihari Vajpayee
29 Jagmohan Jagmohan.jpg 8 June 1999 22 November 1999 167 days Bharatiya Janata Party
Minister of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation
29 Jagmohan Jagmohan.jpg 26 November 1999 1 September 2001 1 year, 283 days

(total 2 years, 85 days)

Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
30 Ananth Kumar The Leader of Opposition, BThe Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Ananthkumar, in New Delhi on January 08, 2015 (cropped).jpg 1 September 2001 12 July 2003 1 year, 314 days
31 B. C. Khanduri The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Major General (Retd.) B. C. Khanduri meeting with the Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Murli Deora, in New Delhi on December 07, 2007.jpg 12 July 2003 8 September 2003 58 days
32 Bandaru Dattatreya
(Independent Charge)
Bandaru Dattatreya.jpg 8 September 2003 22 May 2004 257 days
Minister of Urban Development
33 Ghulam Nabi Azad Ghulam Nabi Azad-cropped.JPG 23 May 2004 1 November 2005 1 year, 162 days Indian National Congress Manmohan Singh
34 Manmohan Singh Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in March 2014.jpg 1 November 2005 18 November 2005 17 days
35 S. Jaipal Reddy Jaipal Sudini Reddy - Kolkata 2004-11-10 03212 Cropped.jpg 18 November 2005 19 January 2011 5 years, 62 days
36 Kamal Nath KamalNath.jpg 19 January 2011 26 May 2014 3 years, 127 days
37 M. Venkaiah Naidu Venkaiah Naidu official portrait.jpg 26 May 2014 7 July 2017 3 years, 42 days Bharatiya Janata Party Narendra Modi
Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs
38 M. Venkaiah Naidu Venkaiah Naidu official portrait.jpg 7 July 2017 18 July 2017 11 days

(total: 3 years, 53 days)

Bharatiya Janata Party Narendra Modi
39 Narendra Singh Tomar Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water & Sanitation and Urban Development (cropped).jpg 18 July 2017 3 September 2017 47 days
40 Hardeep Singh Puri
(Independent Charge
till 7 July 2021)
The Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs, Civil Aviation (Independent Charge) and Commerce & Industry, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri addressing at a Webinar in New Delhi on October 02, 2020.jpg 3 September 2017 Incumbent 4 years, 47 days

List of Ministers of State

Ministers of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Minister of state Portrait Political party Term Days
Babul Supriyo The Minister of State for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Shri Babul Supriyo addressing at the inauguration of the DigiDhan Mela, in Agartala on February 21, 2017 (Cropped).jpg Bharatiya Janata Party 9 November 2014 12 July 2016 1 year, 246 days
Rao Inderjit Singh Rao Inderjit Singh addressing at the Meeting with the StatesUTs on the Implementation of “The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016”, in New Delhi.jpg 5 July 2016 3 September 2017 1 year, 60 days
Kaushal Kishore 7 July 2021 Incumbent 105 days

References

  1. ^ "Demand for Grants 2020-21 Analysis : Housing and Urban Affairs".
  2. ^ National Portal of India : Government : Who's Who
  3. ^ The Ministry Archived 2010-09-14 at the Wayback Machine Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.
  4. ^ K Dash, Dipak (8 July 2017). "MoHUA is the new name for urban development & housing ministry". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Swachh Survekshan 2017 Report (ref page 7)" (PDF).
  6. ^ MoHUA (20 July 2019). "Standard Specifications of Light Urban Rail Transit System "METROLITE"" (PDF). mohua.gov.in. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Directorate of Estates". Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2010.

External links

  • Ministry website