The Himachal Pradesh Housing and Urban Development Authority (HIMUDA) is planning to make an amendment to its regulations to reserve plots and flats for bona fide Himachali, so that their housing needs are met first and only a small percentage of its structures are offered to outsiders.

Despite a survey undertaken by HIMUDA indicating that there is a demand for about 70,000 houses, the agency is finding it tough to meet the demand in view of scarce land in the hill state. As such another important decision that has been taken by HIMUDA is to only make flats and not offer plots so that the needs of a majority are met since sufficient land is not available.