Wild Maharashtra Book Launch
October 4, 2012: The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) in association with the Maharashtra State Forest Department and Sanctuary Asia launches Wild Maharashtra, a coffee table book that features some of the core wildlife areas in Maharashtra, with the aim of promoting and preserving its natural heritage.
Dates: October 4, 2012
Venue: Sahyadri Guest House
About the event
Sanctuary Asia's Wild Maharashtra edited by Bittu Sahgal and Lakshmy Raman was launched on October 4, 2012 at the hands of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Prithviraj Chavan at Sahyadri Guest House, Malabar Hill. An exhibition of the exquisite images of the book was also showcased, as several eminent personalities spoke about the rich, wild heritage of Maharashtra state.The book, which costs Rs 2,950, is a pictorial and informative book for end consumers. The book was released at a press meet in Mumbai by several representatives of the Government of Maharashtra, including Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister in the presence of Patangrao Kadam, Forest Minister; Praveen Pardeshi, Principal Secretary, Revenue and Forests Department; Chhagan Bhujbal, Minister for Tourism; Ranjit Kamble, Minister for State for Tourism and Anand Kulkarni, Principal Secretary Tourism; among others.
About the Organizers/Partners
About MTDC: Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has been established under the Companies Act, 1956, (fully owned by Govt. of Maharashtra) for systematic development of tourism on commercial lines, with an authorized share capital of Rs. 25 crore. The paid up share capital of the Corporation as on March 31, 2008 is Rs.15.38 lakhs. The Corporation receives from the State Government financial assistance in the form of share capital and grants. The State Government has entrusted all commercial and promotional tourism activities to this Corporation. MTDC has, since its inception, been involved in the development and maintenance of the various tourist locations of Maharashtra. MTDC owns and maintains resorts at all key tourist centers and having more resorts is on the plan.
About Maharashtra State Forest Department: Maharashtra Forest Department (MFD) is entrusted with the role of conservation and development of the State's forests spread over about 20 percent of its geographical area. Forests play an important role in the economy at local, regional and national levels, by contributing to the basic needs of the poor forest dwellers including tribals, meeting requirements of forest-based industries and most importantly in maintaining the ecological balance. These forests are maintained and protected by the Maharashtra Forest Department, one of the three main Public Forestry Institutions (PFIs) in Maharashtra state.