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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