Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation


The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation is responsible for the conception and execution of mass housing projects and its allied developmental activities all over India. The ministry is headed by the Honorable Minister Shri Kumar Selja.

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation is the topmost think tank of the Indian government to conceptualize and implement the development activities that involve poverty reduction and mass housing support schemes. The ministry is bestowed with the negotiating power for coordinating the different Indian government departments for striving towards a common, reachable development goal. The lingering issue of urban employment also finds support in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation. The National Building Organisation (NBO) is the attached office of this ministry.

The empirical goals of the ministry are:
  • Optimal quality human settlement
  • Envisage and implement a mass housing plan
  • Slum development and consequent eradication
  • Promote the activities of the National Cooperative Housing Federation
  • Optimal employment of Central Government schemes like Nehru Rozgar Yojana or NRY.
  • Catalyze the non urban related urban infrastructure activities of the Housing and Urban Development Corporation or HUDCO


The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has administrative oversight of the following Public Sector enterprises:
  • Housing and Urban Development Corporation or HUDCO
  • Hindustan Prefab Limited or HPL

There are also three autonomous bodies, which are associated with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation. These are:
  1. National Cooperative Housing Federation of India (NCHF)
  2. Central Government Employees Welfare Housing Organisation (CGEWHO)
  3. Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC)

The address of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation is:

Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
Nirman Bhavan
Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi-110011

Last Updated on 1st Oct 2012