The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA)
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) is the nodal Ministry responsible for coordinating urban development functions at the national level. The Ministry supervises the implementation of flagship programs like the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana -Urban (PMAY-U), Swachh Bharat Mission -Urban (SBM-U), National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM), Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Smart Cities Mission (SCM) among others.States/UTs perform important functions in the field of urban development. They enact laws, develop policies and carry out institutional reforms to provide direction to the sector in their regions. They have an important role to play in decentralisation of urban management functions to ULBs/smart cities. Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in India discharge a variety of complex functions in the fields of planning, management, engineering, operations and service delivery.