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

Printed Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Status of Forest and Tree Cover in India (2019-2021)

  

 Status of Forest Cover and Tree Cover in India (2019-2021)
 
Class
Area (sq km)
Net Increases
 
Percentage Increase (%)
Percentage of Geographical Area
 
2021
2019
2021
2019
Forest Cover
7,13,789
7,12,249
1,540
0.22
21.71
21.67
Tree Cover
95,748
95,027
721
0.76
2.91
2.89
Total
8,09,537
8,07,276
2,261
0.28
24.62
24.56
           
 
Top Five States/UTs Showing Increase in Forest Cover in 2021
 
States/UT
Area (sq km)
Gain in sq km
2021
2019
Andhra Pradesh
29,784
29,137
647
Telangana
21,214
20,582
632
Odisha
52,156
51,619
537
Karnataka
38,730
38,575
155
Jharkhand
23,721
23,611
110
 
 
Top Five States/UTs Showing Decrease in Forest Cover in 2021
 
States/UT
Area (sq km)
Loss in sq km
2019
2021
Arunachal Pradesh
66,688
66,431
257
Manipur
16,847
16,598
249
Nagaland
12,486
12,251
235
Mizoram
18,006
17,820
186
Meghalaya
17,119
17,046
73
 
 
Source: Forest Survey of India, Dehradun. India State of Forest Report 2021. Dehradun