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Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Branch of Government of India
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Ministry overview
Formed1952; 72 years ago (1952)
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersNirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Annual budget76,432 crore (US$9.2 billion) (2023-24 est)[1]
Ministers responsible
Ministry executive
  • Manoj Joshi, IAS, Secretary (Housing and Urban Affairs)

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]

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]

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is the Cadre Controlling Authority (CCA) of the three cadres in CPWD:[7]

1) Central Architects Services (CAS)

2) Central Engineering Services (CES)

3) Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Services (CEMES)

These are Group A Civil Services.


Attached Offices

Subordinate Offices

Statutory Bodies

Central Public Sector Undertakings


Joint ventures

See also


  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). Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  7. ^ Govt of India. "CPWD, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs" (PDF).