The Forest cover of India and its Environment Impact

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India Forest Cover

India has  21 Percent of her geographical area under forest cover. According to the State Forest Report 2009, in the last 10 years, forest cover in the country has increased by 3.31 million hectares, showing an average 0.46% increase every year.

Few interesting observations are

  1. Dense forest has not declined.  It has improved in last 10 years.
  2. Moderately dense forests are not improving. These are the forests which are outside the national parks and sanctuaries of the country.
  3. India’s forest and tree cover neutralize over 11% of its global warming gas emissions at 1994 levels. As per the report, this is equivalent to offsetting 100% emissions from all energy used in residential and transport sectors, or about 40% of emissions from farms.
  4. North- East India occupies  25 percent of India’s forest cover
  5. Biggest Losses in forest cover in absolute terms were recorded in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, and Chhattisgarh.
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9 Responses to “The Forest cover of India and its Environment Impact”
  1. lowprice says:

    Good Article.Useful to me.

  2. Neha Sharma says:

    That’s really good and bit satisfying, but we still need to improve the forest cover.

  3. R.S.Money says:

    Is this information true? Because trees have been felled in a discrimination way without concern about the future. Government data may not give correct picture. It tries to give a rosy picture about forest cover since no notable action has been taken to enlarge forest cover.

    • Amrit says:

      I agree,Indian government officials issue exaggerated figures on paper and ground reality differs.But still there is growing awareness among the middle class and may be they along with indigenous people can make a difference.

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