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The Ministry of Urban Development
, a branch of the Government of India
The Government of India, officially known as the Union Government, and also known as the Central Government, was established by the Constitution of India, and is the governing authority of the union of 28 states and seven union territories, collectively called the Republic of India...
, is the apex body
for formulation and administration of the rules and regulations and laws relating to the housing and urban development in India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...
. As of February 2011, head of the ministry is the Cabinet Minister Kamal Nath
Kamal Nath is an Indian politician and the current Union Cabinet Minister of Urban Development. He is a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Chhindwara constituency of Madhya Pradesh and is a member of the Indian National Congress .-Early life:Born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He...
. and the Minister of State is Shri Saugata Roy
Prof. Saugata Roy is an Indian politician of Trinamool Congress and currently the Union Minister of State for Urban Development in the Manmohan Singh government....
The Ministry was attached on and off with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation on many occasions, before finally becoming independent in 2004.
- Central Public Works Department
The Central Public Works Department of India is a central government owned authority that is in charge of public sector works in the country. Central Public Works Department under Ministry of Urban Development is entrusted with construction and maintenance of buildings for most of the Central...
- Directorate of Estates
- Directorate of Printing
- Land & Development Office
- Town & Country Planning Organisation
- Stationery Office
- Department of Publication
Statutory and Autonomous Bodies
- Delhi Development Authority
The Delhi Development Authority was created in 1955 under the provisions of the Delhi Development Act "to promote and secure the development of Delhi".-History:...
- Delhi Urban Arts Commission
- National Capital Region Planning Board
- National Institute of Urban Affairs
- Rajghat Samadhi Committee
- Public Sector Undertakings
- National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC)