The demand survey for which the last date for applying was April 30 saw tremendous response both from Himachalis as well as outsiders. It is expected that the number might still swell up, as data from certain places is yet to pour in.
As expected the highest number of applications has been received from the state headquarters of Shimla as 8,000 applications have been received. The other district headquarters where the demand is high includes Hamirpur, Dharamsala and Mandi.
He added that HIMUDA was identifying and acquiring land for the purpose and could also raise a loan of about Rs 100 crore to meet the demand.
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