It will allow developers to seek all permissions in a time bound manner

Having paved the way for protection of consumers against inordinate delays in the completion of housing projects through the introduction of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) is now focusing attention on streamlining the process of seeking clearances for the real estate projects.

The results of an ongoing survey of slums within the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation — which is almost complete — reveals high figures of unemployment, alcoholism, and drinking water shortage, highl

Despite Union Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Ajay Maken’s plea to the Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for stopping the demolition of the houses of slum-dwellers, 43 houses were pulled down at the Golibar slum here on Wednesday, under the supervision of the Collector’s office.

The activists of the National Alliance of People’s Movement (NAPM) have alleged that Shivalik Ventures, which develops the prime property of 125 acres called Golibar, carried out the demolition in connivance with government officials.

JAMMU: Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies, Nawang Rigzin Jora today informed the Lower House that Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) has sanctioned two housing schemes for houseless families of slum areas for providing dwelling units and allied infrastructure facilities under LNNURM.

Replying to a question by Prof. Gharu Ram Bhagat, the Minister said that under Basic Services to Urban Poor for Mission Cities of Jammu and Srinagar five projects three for Jammu and two for Srinagar have been sanctioned and are under implementation.

To bring down the approval time for real estate projects in the country, the ministry of housing and urban poverty alleviation is planning to set up a system of single-window clearances for develop

New Delhi: Nearly one in every six urban Indian residents lives in a slum, newly released Census data shows.

Life in a slum is comparable to life in most urban households in India, according to Census 2011 data on living conditions in slums.

To assess the urban poverty alleviation work being done at the slum level, minister of housing and urban poverty alleviation Ajay Maken on Thursday said his ministry will frame "Slum Upgradation Index" city wise and state wise for monitoring the upgradation of slums in the country periodically.

“A committee will be set up to suggest the methodology for drafting this index. This slum data will help in redrawing our schemes and fix priorities under various schemes of the ministry,” Maken said while speaking at a function of release of report on housing stock, amenities and assets in slums based on House Listing and Housing Census 2011.

Though they have most basic amenities, sanitation is missing

Slum residents have better access to drinking water and electricity than their counterparts in the urban non-slum areas, claims a report on ‘Housing Stock, Amenities and Assets in Slums’ released here on Thursday. The report also says the number of slums in the country has declined. The first-of-its-kind survey, based on Houselisting and Housing Census 2011 conducted by the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, has revealed that slum residents have most basic amenities like drinking water and electricity and even facilities like mobile phones, internet and private vehicles: the only service missing is sanitation.

Standing Committee on Urban Development present this 23rd Report (Fifteenth Lok Sabha) on "The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending)Bill, 2012" pertaining to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.