Ministry of Housing as well as Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India, is a government ministry with exec authority over the solution as well as administration of the guidelines and also policies and laws connecting to the housing and metropolitan growth in India. The ministry was under the cost of Venkaiah Naidu and was provided to Hardeep Singh Puri when Naidu was elected Vice President of India. The Ministry became independent from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation in 2004, yet was later on re-merged with it in 2017.
The ministry likewise released the National City Rating, which rated the cleanest cities in India, under which Indore was rated as the cleanest.
The ministry revealed Smart Cities in India on 27 August 2015.
In July 2019, the ministry launched specs for Metrolite transportation system - a more affordable, smaller and slower city system.
In India out of the total populace of 1210.2 million as on 1st March, 2011, about 377.1 million remain in metropolitan locations. The net addition of populace in metropolitan locations over the last years is 91.0 million.
The portion of city populace to the complete population of the nation stands at 31.6. There has actually been a boost 3.35 portion points in the proportion of urban population in the nation during 2001-2011.
The provisionary results of Census 2011 discloses that there is a boost of 2774 communities consisting of 242 Statutory and also 2532 Census towns over the years. Growth price of populace in metropolitan areas was 31.8%.
Even more the variety of million plus cities/urban agglomeration UA has actually boosted from 35 in Census 2001 to 53 in Census 2011 The new participants are Srinagar UA Jam-mu and also Kashmir, Union Territory of Chandigarh UA, Jodhpurs UA and Kota Rajas than, Ghaziabad UA Uttar Pradesh, Ranchi UA Jharkhand, Raipur UA as well as Durg-Bhilainagar UA Chattisgarh, Gwalior UA Madhya Pradesh, Vasai Virar and Aurangabad UA Maharashtra, Kozhikode UA, Thrissur UA, Malappuram UA, Thiruvananthapuram UA, Kannur UA and Kollam UA Kerala, and Tiruchirapalli US Tamil Nadu. So while the States of Jammu and Kashmir and also Chattisgarh now also have million plus city/UA, Kerala currently has as several as 7 million plus cities/UA, a quantum dive from the scenario in 2001 when just Kochi UA was a million plus city/UA.