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maharashtra forest On an experimental basis, two forest-based products clusters are being planned in Chandrapur and Nagpur district. (Express photo/File)

Maharashtra govt to set up forest industrial development corporation

The Maharashtra government has decided to set up Maharashtra Forest Industrial Development Corporation (MFIDC), under the state forest ministry, to promote and develop manufacturing industries based on forest products from the state.

Planned on the lines of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), the government has constituted an advisory committee to conduct a comprehensive study for setting up the MFIDC. According to officials, the objective would be to develop and promote industries based on forest products such as wooden furniture, bamboo furniture and non-timber forest products (NTFP), as well as to empower the people associated with it.

Mumbai likely to experience warmer winter this year, say experts

Mumbai is likely to experience a warmer winter is what meteorologists and weather experts are indicating as the city is reeling under higher maximum temperatures than the average normal for this time of the year.

Even with December approaching, Mumbai is reeling under high temperatures with the maximum temperatures hovering over 34 degree Celsius. Between Friday and Saturday, the IMD Santacruz observatory recorded a maximum temperatures of 34.8 degree Celsius, one degree above the average normal for this time of the year.


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