Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Summary

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) is a ministry of the Government of India 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]

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
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Ministry overview
Formed1952; 71 years ago (1952)
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersNirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Annual budget50,040 crore (US$6.3 billion) (2020 - 21)[1]
Ministers responsible
Ministry executive
Websitemohua.gov.in

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]

OrganisationEdit

Attached OfficesEdit

Subordinate OfficesEdit

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

Statutory BodiesEdit

Central Public Sector UndertakingsEdit

SchemesEdit

Joint venturesEdit

List of MinistersEdit

Portrait Name Term of office Prime Minister Party
1   N. V. Gadgil
15 August 1947 13 May 1952 4 years, 272 days Jawaharlal Nehru Indian National Congress
2   Swaran Singh 13 May 1952 17 April 1957 4 years, 339 days
3   K. C. Reddy 17 April 1957 5 April 1961 3 years, 353 days
4   Bezawada Gopala Reddy 5 April 1961 10 April 1962 1 year, 5 days
5 Mehr Chand Khanna 10 April 1962 24 January 1966 4 years, 337 days

Lal Bahadur Shastri
24 January 1966 13 March 1967 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
8 Uma Shankar Dikshit 2 May 1971 5 February 1973 1 year, 279 days
9 Bhola Paswan Shastri 5 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 Morarji Desai Janata Party
13 Ram Kinkar 28 July 1979 14 January 1980 170 days Charan Singh Janata Party (Secular)
14 Prakash Chandra Sethi 14 January 1980 19 October 1980 279 days Indira Gandhi Indian National Congress
15 Bhishma Narain Singh 19 October 1980 29 January 1983 2 years, 102 days
16   Buta Singh 29 January 1983 31 December 1984 1 year, 337 days Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
17 Abdul Gafoor 31 December 1984 22 October 1986 1 year, 295 days Rajiv Gandhi
18 Mohsina Kidwai 22 October 1986 2 December 1989 3 years, 41 days
19   Murasoli Maran 6 December 1989 10 November 1990 339 days V. P. Singh Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
(National Front)
20 Daulat Ram Saran 21 November 1990 21 June 1991 212 days Chandra Shekhar Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)
21 Sheila Kaul 21 June 1991 10 September 1995 4 years, 81 days P. V. Narasimha Rao Indian National Congress
22   P. V. Narasimha Rao 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 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)

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
24   M. Arunachalam 1 June 1996 29 June 1996 28 days H. D. Deve Gowda Tamil Maanila Congress
25   H. D. Deve Gowda 29 June 1996 21 April 1997 296 days Janata Dal
26   I. K. Gujral 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
28   Ram Jethmalani 19 March 1998 8 June 1999 1 year, 81 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Independent
29   Jagmohan 8 June 1999 1 September 2001 2 years, 85 days Bharatiya Janata Party
30   Ananth Kumar 1 September 2001 12 July 2003 1 year, 314 days
31   B. C. Khanduri 12 July 2003 8 September 2003 58 days
32   Bandaru Dattatreya
(Independent Charge)
8 September 2003 22 May 2004 257 days
33   Ghulam Nabi Azad 23 May 2004 1 November 2005 1 year, 162 days Manmohan Singh Indian National Congress
34   Manmohan Singh 1 November 2005 18 November 2005 17 days
35   S. Jaipal Reddy 18 November 2005 19 January 2011 5 years, 62 days
36   Kamal Nath 19 January 2011 26 May 2014 3 years, 127 days
37   M. Venkaiah Naidu 26 May 2014 18 July 2017 3 years, 53 days Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
38   Narendra Singh Tomar 18 July 2017 3 September 2017 47 days
39   Hardeep Singh Puri
(Independent Charge
till 7 July 2021)
3 September 2017 Incumbent 5 years, 156 days

List of Ministers of StateEdit

Ministers of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Minister of state Portrait Political party Term Days
Babul Supriyo   Bharatiya Janata Party 9 November 2014 12 July 2016 1 year, 246 days
Rao Inderjit Singh   5 July 2016 3 September 2017 1 year, 60 days
Kaushal Kishore 7 July 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 214 days

ReferencesEdit

  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.

External linksEdit

  • Ministry website