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Housing and Urban Affairs Division

Through the Plans

Five Year Plans : First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth Ninth Tenth Eleventh

The Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) Division mainly looks after the programmes pertaining to Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation inter-alia: -

  • Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM);
  • Urban Transport including Metro Projects;
  • Swarna Jayanti Shahri Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY); and
  • Interest Subsidy Scheme for Housing the Urban Poor (ISSHU).


Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) focuses on integrated development of urban infrastructure and services in selected 63 cities with emphasis on provision of basic services to the urban poor including housing, water supply, sanitation, road network, urban transport, development of inner (old) city areas etc., The remaining urban areas are covered through Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT) for infrastructure and Integrated Housing and Slum Development Scheme (IHSDP) for housing for urban poor and slum development, which are part of JNNURM. The programme was launched as an Additional Central Assistance (ACA) scheme on 3 rd December, 2005 for a duration of seven years at a cost of Rs.50,000 crore.

Urban Transport:

HUA Division addresses policy issues concerning urban transport projects including metro projects. The projects relating to Integrated Transport Plan/Mobility Plan and Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) are processed for ‘in principle’ approval/EFC/PIB.


Swarna Jayanati Shahri Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) aims to encourage urban self-employment through subsidy and loan with a component of skill development training on a funding pattern of 75:25 between Centre and States. This scheme is now being revamped in the Eleventh Five Year Plan by bringing new focus on new skill requirements. Towards this end, a number of new trades have been identified for capacity building through: -

  • Skill development- PPP mode
  • Self help groups
  • Self employment skills plus facilitation of credit for setting up self-employment.

Interest Subsidy Scheme for Housing the Urban Poor:

The proposed Interest Subsidy Scheme for Housing the Urban Poor initiated by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation is being dealt by this Division.

In addition, HUA Division has been closely associated with the formulation of National Urban Transport Policy, National Housing and Habitat Policy, National Street Vendor Policy, National Sanitation Policy etc.

HUA Division also looks oversees the activities of National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and other institutes engaged in urban development. HUA is a Nodal Division in Planning Commission for processing the Plan schemes and plan allocation for Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Justice. The major Plan schemes of Ministry of Home Affairs include Police Housing for Central Para Military Forces and Delhi Police, Modernization of Delhi Police, Development of infrastructure in extremist affected areas, Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System, National Disaster Management; Official Language, etc. Plan schemes of Registrar General of Indiaviz., Improvement in Vital Statistics System and National Population Register are also processed in HUA.