NIUA has been assisting, advising and supporting the Ministry in the areas of urban policy reforms and governance, city planning and built environment design and monitoring the progress under various urban flagship missions. The urban research carried out at NIUA has been contributing to Ministry’s vision of creating a template of data driven, inclusive, sustainable and responsive urban development. NIUA has also been providing recommendations to the Ministry and cities across India on different reforms and urban strategies on wide-ranging subject areas such as finance, heritage, data management and mission implementation, river management, building resilience and making cities accessible. NIUA also contributes to forging national and international collaborations and take forward Ministry’s vision and work to different forums. Moreover, the senior research staff and project coordinators at the Institute have been closely involved in preparing mission guidelines, concept notes, reviewing proposals, preparing articles, providing requisite policy inputs, drafting chapters and toolkits, evaluating financial grants & claims etc., besides supporting the Ministry and the office of the Minister with responses to parliament questions on technical aspects, and giving technical inputs for speeches and presentations. Given here are a few of the areas in which NIUA provides support to the Ministry