The state government granted permission to 1,370 non-agriculturists, including 1,004 non-Himachalis, under Section 118 of the State Tenancy and Land Reforms Act from January 1, 2008, to August 15, 2011. Irrigation and Public Health Minister Ravinder Ravi gave response to the joint question of Kuldeep Singh Pathania, Kaul Singh and GS Bali in the assembly. Minister also added that 366 non-agriculturists were also granted permission.