PROJECT TO PRESERVE BAWDIS IN DHARAMSALA
-The Rural Development Department is working on a project to preserve and geo-tag the traditional water sources, known as ‘bawdis’ or stepwells, in Dharamsala
-the project was planned under the USAID programme “Paani Aur Swachhta Mei Sanjhedaari”. The department is preparing a digital map of the traditional water sources in Dharamsala.
HIMACHAL PRADESH TO RAISE RS 800 CRORE FROM SALE OF HOLDINGS
-To carry out developmental work, the Himachal Pradesh government is going to raise money from financial markets. The state has notified the sale of government stock (securities) of eight-year tenure for an aggregate amount of Rs 500 crore and it will have the option to retain an additional amount of up to Rs 300 crore. The auction will be conducted by the Reserve Bank of India at its Mumbai office on Tuesday.