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| Last Updated:: 07/10/2015

Forest Cover in Indian States and Union Territories (1987-2013)

State/UT
Forest Cover in Indian States and Union Territories (1987-2013)
Forest cover (Area in km2)
Year
1987
1989
1991
1993
1995
1997
1999
2001
2003
2005
2007*
2011
2013
Andhra Pradesh
49,573
47,290
47,290
47,256
47,112
43,290
44,229
44,637
44,419
44,372
45,102
46,389
46,116
Arunachal Pradesh
64,132
69,002
68,757
68,661
68,621
68,602
68,847
68,045
68,019
67,777
67,353
67,410
67,321
Assam
25,160
24,832
24,751
24,508
24,061
23,824
23,688
27,714
27,826
27,645
27,692
27,673
27,671
Bihar
28,482
26,668
26,668
26,587
26,561
4,832
4,830
5,720
5,558
5,579
6,804
6,845
7,291
Chhattisgarh
-
-
-
-
-
56,435
56,693
56,448
55,998
55,863
55,870
55,674
55,621
Delhi
15
22
22
22
26
26
88
111
170
176
177
176
179.81
Goa
1,240
1,255
1,255
1,250
1,250
1,252
1,251
2,095
2,156
2,164
2,151
2,219
2,219
Gujarat
11,991
11,921
11,907
12,044
12,320
12,578
12,965
15,152
14,946
14,715
14,620
14,619
14,653
Haryana
513
513
513
513
603
604
964
1,754
1,517
1,587
1,594
1,608
1,586
Himachal Pradesh
12,480
12,480
12,480
12,502
12,501
12,521
13,082
14,360
14,353
14,369
14,668
14,679
14,683
Jammu & Kashmir
20,905
20,449
20,449
20,443
20,433
20,440
20,441
21,237
21,267
21,273
22,686
22,539
22,538
Jharkhand
-
-
-
-
-
21,692
21,644
22,637
22,716
22,591
22,894
22,977
23,473
Karnataka
32,268
32,104
32,199
32,343
32,382
32,403
32,467
36,991
36,449
35,251
36,190
36,194
36,132
Kerala
10,292
10,292
10,292
10,336
10,336
10,334
10,323
15,560
15,577
15,595
17,324
17,300
17,922
Madhya Pradesh
1,30,099
1,35,541
1,35,541
1,35,396
1,35,164
74,760
75,137
77,265
76,429
76,013
77,700
77,700
77,522
Maharashtra
45,616
44,044
44,044
43,859
43,843
46,143
46,672
47,482
46,865
47,476
50,650
50,646
50,632
Manipur
17,475
17,685
17,685
17,621
17,558
17,418
17,384
16,926
17,219
17,086
17,280
17,090
16,990
Meghalaya
16,466
15,645
15,875
15,769
15,714
15,657
15,633
15,584
16,839
16,988
17,321
17,275
17,288
Mizoram
19,084
18,170
18,853
18,697
18,576
18,775
18,338
17,494
18,430
18,684
19,240
19,117
19,054
Nagaland
14,394
14,399
14,321
14,348
14,291
14,221
14,164
13,345
13,609
13,719
13,464
13,318
13,044
Orissa
53,253
47,227
47,205
47,145
47,107
46,941
47,033
48,838
48,366
48,374
48,855
48,903
50,347
Punjab
943
1,338
1,343
1,343
1,342
1,387
1,412
2,432
1,580
1,558
1,664
1,764
1,772
Rajasthan
12,758
12,884
12,889
13,099
13,280
13,353
13,871
16,367
15,826
15,850
16,036
16,087
16,086
Sikkim
2,756
3,041
3,041
3,119
3,127
3,129
3,118
3,193
3,262
3,262
3,357
3,359
3,358
Tamil Nadu
17,472
16,992
16,992
17,005
17,045
17,064
17,078
21,482
22,643
23,044
23,338
23,625
23,844
Tripura
5,953
5,535
5,535
5,538
5,538
5,546
5,745
7,065
8,093
8,155
8,073
7,977
7,866
Uttar Pradesh
31,226
33,627
33,609
33,961
33,986
10,751
10,756
13,746
14,118
14,127
14,341
14,338
14,349
Uttarakhand
-
-
-
-
-
23,243
23,260
23,938
24,465
24,442
24,495
24,496
24,508
West Bengal
8,432
8,015
8,015
8,186
8,276
8,349
8,362
10,693
12,343
12,413
12,994
12,995
16,805
A & N Islands
7,601
7,622
7,622
7,624
7,615
7,613
7,606
6,930
6,964
6,629
6,662
6,724
6,711
Chandigarh
2
5
5
5
7
7
7
9
15
15
17
17
17.26
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
238
206
206
206
204
204
202
219
225
221
211
211
213
Daman & Diu
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
8
8
6
6
9.27
Lakshadweep
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
27
23
25
26
27
27.06
Puducherry
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
36
40
42
44
50
50.06
Grand Total
6,40,819
6,38,804
6,39,364
6,39,386
6,38,879
6,33,397
6,37,293
6,75,538
6,78,333
6,77,088
6,90,899
6,92,027
6,97,898
Per cent
19.49
19.43
19.45
19.45
19.43
19.27
19.39
20.55
20.64
20.60
21.02
21.05
21.23
 
 * Reported in 2009
  Source: Forest Survey of India, Dehradun. State of Forest Report (2003-2013).