ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Forest Cover in States/UTs in India in 2019

 

Forest Cover in States/UTs in India in 2019
Area in sq. km
 
2019 Assessment
 
States/UTs
Geographical area
Very dense forest
Mod. dense forest
Open forest
Total
forest
% of geographical area
Scrub
Andhra Pradesh
1,62,968
1,994
13,938
13,205
29,137
17.88
8,255
Arunachal Pradesh
83,743
21,095
30,557
15,036
66,688
79.63
229
Assam
78,438
2,795
10,279
15,253
28,327
36.11
173
Bihar
94,163
333
3,280
3,693
7,306
7.76
250
Chhattisgarh
1,35,192
7,068
32,198
16,345
55,611
41.13
610
Delhi
1,483
6.72
56.42
132.30
195.44
13.18
0.30
Goa
3,702
538
576
1,123
2,237
60.43
0
Gujarat
1,96,244
378
5,092
9,387
14,857
7.57
2,994
Haryana
44,212
28
451
1,123
1,602
3.62
154
Himachal Pradesh
55,673
3,113
7,126
5,195
15,434
27.72
315
Jammu & Kashmir#
UT of J&K
53,258
4,203
7,952
8,967
21,122
39.66
250
UT of Ladakh
1,69,421
78
660
1,752
2,490
1.47
298
Total
2,22,236
4,281
8,612
10,719
23,612
10.62
548
Jharkhand
79,716
2,603
9,687
11,321
23,611
29.62
688
Karnataka
1,91,791
4,501
21,048
13,026
38,575
20.11
4,484
Kerala
38,852
1,935
9,508
9,701
21,144
54.42
13
Madhya Pradesh
3,08,252
6,676
34,341
36,465
77,482
25.14
6,002
Maharashtra
3,07,713
8,721
20,572
21,485
50,778
16.50
4,256
Manipur
22,327
905
6,386
9,556
16,847
75.46
1,181
Meghalaya
22,429
489
9,267
7,363
17,119
76.33
600
Mizoram
21,081
157
5,801
12,048
18,006
85.41
1
Nagaland
16,579
1,273
4,534
6,679
12,486
75.31
635
Odisha
1,55,707
6,970
21,552
23,097
51,619
33.15
4,327
Punjab
50,362
8
801
1,040
1,849
3.67
33
Rajasthan
3,42,239
78
4,342
12,210
16,630
4.86
4,760
Sikkim
7,096
1,102
1,552
688
3,342
47.10
307
Tamil Nadu
1,30,060
3,605
11,030
11,729
26,364
20.27
715
Telangana
1,12,077
1,608
8,787
10,187
20,582
18.36
3,615
Tripura
10,486
654
5,236
1,836
7,726
73.68
29
Uttar Pradesh
2,40,928
2,617
4,080
8,109
14,806
6.15
587
Uttarakhand
53,483
5,047
12,805
6,451
24,303
45.44
383
West Bengal
88,752
3,019
4,160
9,723
16,902
19.04
146
A & N Islands
8,249
5,678
684
381
6,743
81.74
1
Chandigarh
114
1.36
14.24
6.43
22.03
19.32
0.10
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
491
0
80
127
207
42.16
5
Daman & Diu
111
1.40
5.69
13.40
20.49
18.46
0.19
Lakshadweep
30
0
16.09
11.01
27.10
90.33
0.00
Puducherry
490
0
17.66
34.75
52.41
10.70
0.00
Grand Total
32,87,469
99,278
3,08,472
3,04,499
7,12,249
21.67
46,297
 
 
# Includes Jammu & Kashmir area outside LoC that is under illegal occupation of Pakistan and China.
Source: Forest Survey of India, Dehradun. India State of Forest Report (2019). Volume 1.