The state government is aiming to construct 12,000 houses for the needy with a financial provision of Rs. 97 Crore under various housing schemes viz. Indira Awas Yojna, Atal Awas Yojna and Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojna.
As many as 13,808 houses have been constructed under ‘Indira Awas Yojna’ by spending Rs. 108.37 Crore and 3363 houses were constructed under ‘Rajiv Awas Yojna’ by spending Rs. 33 Crore and needy and poor families were provided with housing facility. 1515 houses are being constructed this year by spending Rs. 19.70 Crore.
Under ‘Rajiv Awas Yojna’, 300 houses would be constructed in Krishna Nagar of Shimla town for which Rs. 33.99 Crore have been sanctioned from the Central Government and first installment of Rs. 10.67 Crore has already been received.
Under the first phase of ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna’ (houses for all), 13 Uraban local bodies of the State viz: Shimla, Solan, Nahan, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Una, Mandi, Kullu, Dharamshala, Chamba, Parwanu, Baddi and Nalagarh have been included. Remaining 41 towns would be brought under the scheme in the second phase.
The work on construction of shelter homes for Urban houseless people in Hamirpur, Shimla, Nahan & Dharamshala has already been started. 10 Urban livelihood Centres have been established in 10 district Head Quarters of the State.