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| Last Updated:: 31/12/2015

Type of Forest Cover (2001 - 05)

Type of Forest Cover in Indian States and Union Territories (2001-05)
 
 (Area in km2)
 
States/UTs
Geographical area
Forest cover in 2001
Forest cover in 2003
Forest cover in 2005
Dense forest
Open forest
Total
Very dense forest
Mod. dense forest
Open forest
Total
Very dense forest
Mod. dense forest
Open forest
Total
Andhra Pradesh
2,75,069
25,827
18,810
44,637
23
24,356
20,040
44,419
130
24,199
20,043
44,372
Arunachal Pradesh
83,743
53,932
14,113
68,045
13,907
39,604
14,508
68,019
14,411
37,977
15,389
67,777
Assam
78,438
15,830
11,884
27,714
1,684
11,358
14,784
27,826
1,444
11,387
14,814
27,645
Bihar
94,163
3,372
2,348
5,720
76
2,951
2,531
5,558
110
3,004
2,465
5,579
Chhattisgarh
1,35,191
37,880
18,568
56,448
1,540
37,440
17,018
55,998
2,256
36,472
17,135
55,863
Delhi
1,483
38
73
111
0
52
118
170
0
54
122
176
Goa
3,702
1,785
310
2,095
0
1,255
901
2,156
55
1,095
1,014
2,164
Gujarat
1,96,022
8,673
6,479
15,152
114
6,231
8,601
14,946
114
6,024
8,577
14,715
Haryana
44,212
1,139
615
1,754
2
518
997
1,517
3
523
1,061
1,587
Himachal Pradesh
55,673
10,429
3,931
14,360
1,093
7,883
5,377
14,353
1,097
7,831
5,441
14,369
Jammu & Kashmir
2,22,236
11,848
9,389
21,237
2,102
8,395
10,770
21,267
2,135
8,394
10,744
21,273
Jharkhand
79,714
11,787
10,850
22,637
2,544
9,137
11,035
22,716
2,544
9,078
10,969
22,591
Karnataka
1,91,791
26,156
10,835
36,991
431
22,030
13,988
36,449
464
21,634
13,153
35,251
Kerala
38,863
11,772
3,788
15,560
334
9,294
5,949
15,577
1,024
8,636
5,935
15,595
Madhya Pradesh
3,08,245
44,384
32,881
77,265
4,000
37,843
34,586
76,429
4,239
36,843
34,931
76,013
Maharashtra
3,07,713
30,894
16,588
47,482
8,070
20,317
18,478
46,865
8,191
20,193
19,092
47,476
Manipur
22,327
5,710
11,216
16,926
720
5,818
10,681
17,219
923
5,541
10,622
17,086
Meghalaya
22,429
5,681
9,903
15,584
168
6,323
10,348
16,839
338
6,808
9,842
16,988
Mizoram
21,081
8,936
8,558
17,494
84
7,404
10,942
18,430
133
6,173
12,378
18,684
Nagaland
16,579
5,393
7,952
13,345
57
5,650
7,902
13,609
236
5,602
7,881
13,719
Orissa
1,55,707
27,972
20,866
48,838
288
27,882
20,196
48,366
538
27,656
20,180
48,374
Punjab
50,362
1,549
883
2,432
0
743
837
1,580
0
723
835
1,558
Rajasthan
3,42,239
6,322
10,045
16,367
14
4,482
11,330
15,826
14
4,456
11,380
15,850
Sikkim
7,096
2,391
802
3,193
458
1,904
900
3,262
498
1,912
852
3,262
Tamil Nadu
1,30,058
12,499
8,983
21,482
2,440
9,567
10,636
22,643
2,650
9,790
10,604
23,044
Tripura
10,486
3,463
3,602
7,065
58
4,988
3,047
8,093
61
4,969
3,125
8,155
Uttar Pradesh
2,40,928
8,965
4,781
13,746
1,297
4,699
8,122
14,118
1,297
4,682
8,148
14,127
Uttarakhand
53,483
19,023
4,915
23,938
4,002
14,420
6,043
24,465
4,002
14,396
6,044
24,442
West Bengal
88,752
6,346
4,347
10,693
2,303
3,742
6,298
12,343
2,302
3,777
6,334
12,413
A & N Islands
8,249
6,593
337
6,930
3,475
2,809
680
6,964
3,359
2,646
624
6,629
Chandigarh
114
5
4
9
1
8
6
15
1
8
6
15
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
491
151
68
219
0
145
80
225
0
130
91
221
Daman & Diu
112
2
4
6
0
2
6
8
0
2
6
8
Lakshadweep
32
27
0
27
0
12
11
23
0
15
10
25
Puducherry
480
35
1
36
0
17
23
40
0
17
25
42
Total
32,87,263
4,16,809
2,58,729
6,75,538
51,285
3,39,279
2,87,769
6,78,333
54,569
3,32,647
2,89,872
6,77,088
 
Source: Forest Survey of India, Dehradun. State of Forest Report (2001-2005).