The Social Justice and Empowerment Department has allocated Rs. 17,40,54,000 to 1968 beneficiaries for construction/repair of houses to SC/ST/OBC categories under Housing Subsidy Scheme in 2013-14.
Department has allotted Rs. 12,00,00,000 to Schedule Caste categories, Rs. 2,40,54,000 to Schedule Tribe and Rs. 3,00,00,000 to Other Backward Class.
Kangra district is biggest beneficiary with Rs. 4,20,49,500, Mandi Rs. 2,31,83,000, Chamba Rs. 1,87,10,500, Shimla Rs. 1,72,17,500, Solan Rs. 1,42,10,500, Sirmour Rs. 1,23,19,000, Una Rs. 1,21,73,500, Hamirpur Rs. 1,08,15,500, Bilaspur Rs. 81,96,500, Kullu Rs. 79,05,500, Lahaul & Spiti Rs. 45,28,000, Kinnaur Rs. 26,65,000 and Rs. 80,000 has been allotted to directorate(H.Q).
Department has given this information after Asha Kumari, legislature Dalhousie, sought details of allocation of funds for house repair to SC/ST/OBC categories in Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha.