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| Last Updated:: 30/12/2015

Status of Type of Forest Cover in India (2001-2013)

Status of Type of Forest Cover in India (2001-2013)
Class
2001
2003
2005
2007*
2011
2013
Area (km2)
%  of Area
Area (km2)
%  of Area
Area (km2)
%  of Area
Area (km2)
%  of Area
Area (km2)
%  of Area
Area (km2)
%  of Area
Forest Cover
a) Very dense forest
4,16,809
12.68
51,285
1.56
54,569
1.66
83,510
2.54
83,471
2.54
83,502
2.54
b) Moderately dense forest
3,39,279
10.32
3,32,647
10.12
3,19,012
9.71
3,20,736
9.76
3,18,745
9.70
c) Open Forest
2,58,729
7.87
2,87,769
8.76
2,89,872
8.82
2,88,377
8.77
2,87,820
8.75
2,95,651
8.99
Total forest cover
675,538^^
20.55
678,333#
20.64
677,088^
20.60
690,899-
21.02
692,027
21.05
697,898δ
21.23
Non-forest Cover
Scrub
47,318
1.44
40,269
1.23
38,475
1.17
41,525
1.26
42,176
1.28
41,383
1.26
Non-forest
2,611,725+
79.45
2,568,661@
78.13
2,571,700@
78.23
2,554,839@
77.72
2,553,060
77.67
25,47,982
77.51
Total geographic area
32,87,263
100.00
32,87,263
100.00
32,78,263
100.00
32,87,263
100.00
32,87,263
100.00
32,87,263
100.00
 
* Reported in 2009
^^ Includes 4,482 km2 under mangroves
+ Includes Scrub
# Includes 4,461 km2 under mangroves
@ Excludes scrubs and includes water bodies
^ Includes 4,445 km2 under mangroves
- Includes 4,639 km2 under mangroves
Includes 4,662 km2 under mangroves
δ Includes 4,629 km2 under mangroves
Source: Forest Survey of India, Dehradun. State of Forest Report (2001-2013).