National Institute of Urban Affairs

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National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) is a premier institute for research, training and information dissemination in urban development and management. Established in 1976, as an autonomous body under the Societies Registration Act, the Institute enjoys the support and commitment of the Ministry of Urban Affairs & Employment, Government of India, State Governments, Urban and Regional Development Authorities and other agencies concerned with urban issues. The Institute’s policies and directions are determined by the Governing Council consisting of a President, who is appointed by the Government of India, two Vice-presidents, three members of the Government of India in their ex-officio capacity, twelve other members and the Director, who is the Chief Executive of the Institute and the Member Secretary.

The core activities of the Institute are carried out by a well qualified, experienced, multidisciplinary team of urban planners, economists, geographers, statisticians, sociologists, systems analysts and management experts. Specialised staff equipped with the latest computer hardware and advanced software packages provide the necessary support services to the Institute's research, training, publication and other activities.

Contribution to Urban Policy Formulation

Thrust Area of Research

Publication and Documentation

The Institute disseminates and shares its research outputs and other related information on the urban sector with all concerned through its publications and documentation services. Research outputs of the Institute are available at a nominal cost to all concerned through the Research Study Series and working Papers.

Journals & other Periodicals

Research Study Series/Working Papers

Some of the most important publications of the Institute are :

NIUA Study Report on Status of Water Supply, Sanitation and Solid Waste Management in 300 Cities/Towns

  1. Water Suppy and Water Tariff 1999
  2. Wastewater Management & Low Cost Sanitation 1999
  3. Solid Waste Management 1999
  4. Status of Water Supply, Sanitation and Solid Waste Management in Urban Areas

  5. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

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