About HPHB Himachal Pradesh (Himachal Pradesh Housing Board)
HPHB Himachal Pradesh (Himachal Pradesh Housing Board) was established in 1972 was re-christened as Himachal Pradesh Housing and Urban Development Authority (HIMUDA) in 2004. The main aim of the Himachal Pradesh Housing Board is the development of housing colonies at various places of the state under different housing schemes like Social Housing Schemes, Self Financing Schemes and Rental Housing Schemes for Himachal Pradesh Government Employees, Police Personnel etc by taking loan from financial institutions like HUDCO, National Housing Bank etc or by inviting public finances. The Authority has also executed prestigious deposit work projects of different Departments like Tourism, Urban Development, Education, HIPA, Social Justice and Empowerment, Department of Sports and Youth Services, Police, Prison, Health, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Horticulture etc.
Objectives of HPHB Himachal Pradesh (Himachal Pradesh Housing Board)
- Carrying out integrated planning and physical development of declared urban areas.
- Formulating and submitting development plans, including capital investment plans.
- Undertaking the execution of development projects and schemes.
- Formulating and implementing urban land use policy.
- Developing environmental standards and preparing schemes for the environmental improvement of urban areas.
- Providing technical planning services.
- Preparation and implementation of regional Plans, Master plans, New township Plans and Town Improvement Schemes.
- Promoting research and development of new techniques in City planning, Urban Development and Housing Construction.
- To promote and secure better planning and development of the state.
In order to achieve its objectives, HPHB Himachal Pradesh operational frame work and area of focus revolves around:
- Creating affordable housing using environment-friendly building materials and cost-effective building technologies.
- Creating self-contained and self-sustaining residential complexes in the shape of Urban Estate/Integrated Townships.
- Undertaking projects which focus on promoting urban development, developing commercial complexes, creating state-of-the art infrastructure.
- Optimum utilization of vacant government lands to generate additional resources for the State government for financing city redevelopment, regeneration and other infrastructural development.
- Create ethos of conversation to enhance overall development in the state.