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

Printed Date: Sunday, December 3, 2023

Forest Cover in India - 2021

 

Forest Cover in States/UTs in India - 2021 

 

States/UTs
 
Geographical area
2021 Assessment          (Area in sq. km)
Very dense forest
Mod. dense forest
Open forest
Total
forest
% of geographical area
Scrub
Very dense forest
Mod. dense forest
Andhra Pradesh
1,62,968
1,994
13,929
13,861
29,784
18.28
8,276
1,994
13,929
Arunachal Pradesh
83,743
21,058
30,176
15,197
66,431
79.33
797
21,058
30,176
Assam
78,438
3,017
9,991
15,304
28,312
36.09
228
3,017
9,991
Bihar
94,163
333
3,286
3,762
7,381
7.84
236
333
3,286
Chhattisgarh
1,35,192
7,068
32,279
16,370
55,717
41.21
615
7,068
32,279
Delhi
1,483
6.72
56.60
131.68
195.00
13.15
0.38
6.72
56.60
Goa
3,702
538
576
1,130
2,244
60.62
0
538
576
Gujarat
1,96,244
378
5,032
9,516
14,926
7.61
2,828
378
5,032
Haryana
44,212
28
445
1,130
1,603
3.63
159
28
445
Himachal Pradesh
55,673
3,163
7,100
5,180
15,443
27.73
322
3,163
7,100
Jharkhand
79,716
2,601
9,689
11,431
23,721
29.76
584
2,601
9,689
Karnataka
1,91,791
4,533
20,985
13,212
38,730
20.19
4,611
4,533
20,985
Kerala
38,852
1,944
9,472
9,837
21,253
54.70
30
1,944
9,472
Madhya Pradesh
3,08,252
6,665
34,209
36,619
77,493
25.14
5,457
6,665
34,209
Maharashtra
3,07,713
8,734
20,589
21,475
50,798
16.51
4,247
8,734
20,589
Manipur
22,327
905
6,228
9,465
16,598
74.34
1,215
905
6,228
Meghalaya
22,429
560
9,160
7,326
17,046
76.00
663
560
9,160
Mizoram
21,081
157
5,715
11,948
17,820
84.53
1
157
5,715
Nagaland
16,579
1,272
4,449
6,530
12,251
73.90
824
1,272
4,449
Odisha
1,55,707
7,213
20,995
23,948
52,156
33.50
4,924
7,213
20,995
Punjab
50,362
11
793
1,043
1,847
3.67
34
11
793
Rajasthan
3,42,239
78
4,369
12,208
16,655
4.87
4,809
78
4,369
Sikkim
7,096
1,102
1,551
688
3,341
47.08
296
1,102
1,551
Tamil Nadu
1,30,060
3,593
11,034
11,792
26,419
20.31
758
3,593
11,034
Telangana
1,12,077
1,624
9,119
10,471
21,214
18.93
2,911
1,624
9,119
Tripura
10,486
647
5,212
1,863
7,722
73.64
33
647
5,212
Uttar Pradesh
2,40,928
2,627
4,029
8,162
14,818
6.15
563
2,627
4,029
Uttarakhand
53,483
5,055
12,768
6,482
24,305
45.44
392
5,055
12,768
West Bengal
88,752
3,037
4,208
9,587
16,832
18.96
156
3,037
4,208
A & N Islands
8,249
5,678
683
383
6,744
81.75
1
5,678
683
Chandigarh
114
1.36
13.51
8.01
22.88
20.07
0.38
1.36
13.51
Dadra & Nagar Haveli and  Daman & Diu
602
1.40
85.56
140.79
227.75
37.83
4.85
1.40
85.56
Jammu & Kashmir
Shapefile Area*(54,624)
2,22,236
4,155
8,117
9,115
21,387
39.15
284
4,155
8,117
Ladakh
Shapefile Area*
(1,68,055)
2
512
1,758
2,272
1.35
279
2
512
Lakshadweep
30
0.00
16.09
11.01
27.10
90.33
0.00
0.00
16.09
Puducherry
490
0.00
17.53
35.77
53.30
10.88
0.00
0.00
17.53
Total
32,87,469
99,779
3,06,890
3,07,120
7,13,789
21.71
46,539
99,779
3,06,890

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Area of shape flle provided by Survey of India (August, 2021).

 

Source: Forest Survey of India, Dehradun. India State of Forest Report (2021)