The multiplicity of urban laws has always been a nightmare for the urban populace. Lack of information and transparency in official transactions were some of the factors responsible for this state of affairs. The very huge amount of data for monitoring and evaluation purposes, wide coverage of area and population, inter-departmental relationship, inaccessibility between Government and public, etc. were some o the factors which developed the need of creating an organisation to act as bridge between Government, various departments and public. An organisation was required to cater the need of technical experts to upgrade their knowledge, to provide new thoughts in Governments-Public relationship.
“Awas Bandhu” was created in 1997 as an apex institution under the Housing and Urban Planning Dept. to oversee the performance of housing sector and coordinate the activities of subordinate department/agencies viz. Town & Country Planning Deptt U.P., Development Authorities and U.P. Housing & Development Board. Awas Bandhu is a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in order to perform as: