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State-wise Forest Cover Assessment of IHR States 

 
Forest Cover Assesment-1987 Forest Cover Assesment-1989 Forest Cover Assesment-1991 Forest Cover Assesment-1993 Forest Cover Assesment-1995 Forest Cover Assesment-1997 Forest Cover Assesment-1999
Forest Cover Assesment-2001 Forest Cover Assesment-2003 Forest Cover Assesment-2005 Forest Cover

Assesment-2007

Forest Cover

Assesment-2009

Forest Cover Assesment-2011 Forest Cover Assesment-2013
Proportion Of Forest Cover-1987 Proportion Of Forest Cover-1989 Proportion Of Forest Cover-1991 Proportion Of Forest Cover-1993 Proportion Of Forest Cover-1995 Proportion Of Forest Cover-1997 Proportion Of Forest Cover-1999
Proportion Of Forest Cover-2001 Proportion Of Forest Cover-2003 Proportion Of Forest Cover-2005 Proportion Of Forest Cover-2007 Proportion Of Forest Cover-2009 Proportion Of Forest Cover-2011 Proportion Of Forest Cover-2013

 

Forest Cover Assesment-1987

State

Geographic Area (sq. km.) Forest Cover Assessment (in sq. km.) 2001  
Dense Forest Open Forest Total
Original Original Original
Arunachal Pradesh
83580
51096
9404
60500
Assam Hills
15322
NA
NA
NA
Himachal Pradesh
55,670
9908
2974
12882
Jammu & Kashmir
222240
12978
7902
20880
Manipur
22360
4670
13009
17679
Meghalaya
22490
5749
10762
16511
Mizoram
21090
2938
16154
19092
Nagaland
16530
6379
7972
14351
Sikkim
7300
1867
972
2839
Tripura
10480
340
5403
5743
Uttarakhand
51125
3713
7319
21032
West Bengal Hills
3149
1316
16
1332
Total
531336
110954  
81887  192841 

                 Source: State of Forest Report-1987

 

Proportion of Forest Cover Assessment-1987


State

Proportion of State Forest Cover to State Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to IHR Forest Cover (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Forest Cover (%)
Original Original Original Original
Arunachal Pradesh
72.39
1.84
31.37
9.42
Assam Hills
NA
NA
NA
NA
Himachal Pradesh
23.14
0.39
6.68
2.01
Jammu & Kashmir
9.40
0.64
10.83
3.25
Manipur
79.07
0.54
9.17
2.75
Meghalaya
73.41
0.50
8.56
2.57
Mizoram
90.53
0.58
9.90
2.97
Nagaland
86.82
0.44
7.44
2.24
Sikkim
38.89
0.09
1.47
0.44
Tripura
54.80
0.17
2.98
0.89
Uttarakhand
41.14
0.64
10.91
3.28
West Bengal Hills
42.30
0.04
0.69
0.21
Total 36.29 5.87 100.00  30.04

 

 

Forest Cover Assesment-1989

 

State

Geographic Area (sq. km.) Forest Cover Assessment (in sq. km.) 2001  
Dense Forest Open Forest Total
Original Original Original
Arunachal Pradesh
83580
54272
14491
68763
Assam Hills
15322
NA
NA
NA
Himachal Pradesh
55670
7100
6277
13377
Jammu & Kashmir
222240
10824
9600
20424
Manipur
22360
5060
12825
17885
Meghalaya
22490
3427
12263
15690
Mizoram
21090
3883
14295
18178
Nagaland
16530
4632
9724
14356
Sikkim
7300
2410
714
3124
Tripura
10480
1214
4111
5325
Uttarakhand
51125
NA
NA
21032
West Bengal Hills
3149
NA
NA
1332
Total
531336
92822  
84300  199486

                 Source: State of Forest Report-1989

 

Proportion of Forest Cover Assessment-1989


State

Proportion of State Forest Cover to State Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to IHR Forest Cover (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Forest Cover (%)
Original Original Original Original
Arunachal Pradesh
82.27
2.09
34.47
10.74
Assam Hills
NA
NA
NA
NA
Himachal Pradesh
24.03
0.41
6.71
2.09
Jammu & Kashmir
9.19
0.62
10.24
3.19
Manipur
79.99
0.54
8.97
2.79
Meghalaya
69.76
0.48
7.87
2.45
Mizoram
86.19
0.55
9.11
2.84
Nagaland
86.85
0.44
7.20
2.24
Sikkim
42.79
0.10
1.57
0.49
Tripura
50.81
0.16
2.67
0.83
Uttarakhand
NA
NA
10.54
NA
West Bengal Hills
NA
NA
NA
NA
Total 37.54 6.07    

 

Forest Cover Assesment-1991

 


State

Geographic Area (sq. km.) Forest Cover Assessment (in sq. km.) 2001  
Dense Forest Open Forest Total
Original Original Original
Arunachal Pradesh
83743
54542
14215
68757
Assam Hills
15322
NA
NA
NA
Himachal Pradesh
55673
8911
2869
11780
Jammu & Kashmir
222235
10986
9078
20064
Manipur
22327
5309
12376
17685
Meghalaya
22429
3305
12570
15875
Mizoram
21081
4279
14574
18853
Nagaland
16579
3531
10790
14321
Sikkim
7096
2403
630
3033
Tripura
10486
1825
3710
5535
Uttarakhand
51125
17457
5079
22536
West Bengal Hills
3149
1109
326
1435
Total
531245
113657  
86217  199874

                 Source: State of Forest Report-1991

 

Proportion of Forest Cover Assessment-1991


State

Proportion of State Forest Cover to State Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to IHR Forest Cover (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Forest Cover (%)
Original Original Original Original
Arunachal Pradesh
82.10
2.09
34.40
10.76
Assam Hills
NA
NA
NA
NA
Himachal Pradesh
21.16
0.36
5.89
1.84
Jammu & Kashmir
9.03
0.61
10.04
3.14
Manipur
79.21
0.54
8.85
2.77
Meghalaya
70.78
0.48
7.94
2.48
Mizoram
89.43
0.57
9.43
2.95
Nagaland
86.38
0.44
7.17
2.24
Sikkim
42.74
0.09
1.52
0.47
Tripura
52.78
0.17
2.77
0.87
Uttarakhand
44.08
0.69
11.28
3.53
West Bengal Hills
45.57
0.04
0.72
0.22
Total 37.62 6.08    

 

Forest Cover Assesment-1993

 

State

Geographic Area (sq. km.) Forest Cover Assessment (in sq. km.) 2001  
Dense Forest Open Forest Total
Original Original Original
Arunachal Pradesh
83743
54510
14151
68661
Assam Hills
15322
NA
NA
NA
Himachal Pradesh
55673
9565
2937
12502
Jammu & Kashmir
222235
10953
9490
20443
Manipur
22327
5307
12314
17621
Meghalaya
22429
3305
12464
15769
Mizoram
21081
4238
14459
18697
Nagaland
16579
3487
10861
14348
Sikkim
7096
2395
724
3119
Tripura
10486
1819
3719
5538
Uttarakhand
51125
17603
5066
22669
West Bengal Hills
3149
1093
362
1455
Total
531245
114275  
86547  200822

                 Source: State of Forest Report-1993

 

Proportion of Forest Cover Assessment-1993


State

Proportion of State Forest Cover to State Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to IHR Forest Cover (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Forest Cover (%)
Original Original Original Original
Arunachal Pradesh
81.99
2.09
34.19
10.73
Assam Hills
NA
NA
NA
NA
Himachal Pradesh
22.46
0.38
6.23
1.95
Jammu & Kashmir
9.20
0.62
10.18
3.19
Manipur
78.92
0.54
8.77
2.75
Meghalaya
70.31
0.48
7.85
2.46
Mizoram
88.69
0.57
9.31
2.92
Nagaland
86.54
0.44
7.14
2.24
Sikkim
43.95
0.09
1.55
0.49
Tripura
52.81
0.17
2.76
0.87
Uttarakhand
44.34
0.69
11.29
3.54
West Bengal Hills
46.21
0.04
0.72
0.22
Total 37.80 6.11    

 

Forest Cover Assesment-1995

 

State

Geographic Area (sq. km.) Forest Cover Assessment (in sq. km.) 2001  
Dense Forest Open Forest Total
Original Original Original
Arunachal Pradesh
83743
54176
14445
68621
Assam Hills
15322
NA
NA
NA
Himachal Pradesh
55673
9565
2936
12501
Jammu & Kashmir
222235
11020
9413
20433
Manipur
22327
5318
12240
17558
Meghalaya
22429
4045
11669
15714
Mizoram
21081
4281
14295
18576
Nagaland
16579
3487
10804
14291
Sikkim
7096
2424
703
3127
Tripura
10486
1819
3719
5538
Uttarakhand
51125
17615
5043
22658
West Bengal Hills
3149
1091
357
1448
Total
531245
114841  
85624  200465

                 Source: State of Forest Report-1995

 

Proportion of Forest Cover Assessment-1995


State

Proportion of State Forest Cover to State Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to IHR Forest Cover (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Forest Cover (%)
Original Original Original Original
Arunachal Pradesh
81.94
2.09
34.23
10.73
Assam Hills
NA
NA
NA
NA
Himachal Pradesh
22.45
0.38
6.24
1.95
Jammu & Kashmir
9.19
0.62
10.19
3.19
Manipur
78.64
0.53
8.76
2.75
Meghalaya
70.06
0.48
7.84
2.46
Mizoram
88.12
0.57
9.27
2.90
Nagaland
86.20
0.43
7.13
2.23
Sikkim
44.07
0.10
1.56
0.49
Tripura
52.81
0.17
2.76
0.87
Uttarakhand
44.32
0.69
11.30
3.54
West Bengal Hills
45.98
0.04
0.72
0.23
Total 37.73 6.10    

 

Forest Cover Assesment-1997

 

State

Geographic Area (sq. km.) Forest Cover Assessment (in sq. km.) 2001  
Dense Forest Open Forest Total
Original Original Original
Arunachal Pradesh
83743
54155
14447
68602
Assam Hills
15322
NA
NA
NA
Himachal Pradesh
55673
9560
2961
12521
Jammu & Kashmir
222235
11020
9420
20440
Manipur
22327
4937
12481
17418
Meghalaya
22429
4044
11613
15657
Mizoram
21081
4348
14427
18775
Nagaland
16579
3487
10734
14221
Sikkim
7096
2423
706
3129
Tripura
10486
1819
3727
5546
Uttarakhand
51125
17612
5046
22658
West Bengal Hills
3149
1099
356
1455
Total
531245
114504  
85918  200422

                 Source: State of Forest Report-1997

 

Proportion of Forest Cover Assessment-1997


State

Proportion of State Forest Cover to State Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to IHR Forest Cover (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Forest Cover (%)
Original Original Original Original
Arunachal Pradesh
81.92
2.09
34.23
10.83
Assam Hills
NA
NA
NA
NA
Himachal Pradesh
22.49
0.38
6.25
1.98
Jammu & Kashmir
9.20
0.62
10.20
3.23
Manipur
78.01
0.53
8.69
2.75
Meghalaya
69.81
0.48
7.81
2.47
Mizoram
89.06
0.57
9.37
2.96
Nagaland
85.78
0.43
7.10
2.25
Sikkim
44.10
0.10
1.56
0.49
Tripura
52.89
0.17
2.77
0.88
Uttarakhand
44.32
0.69
11.31
3.58
West Bengal Hills
46.21
0.04
0.73
0.23
Total 37.73 6.10    

 

Forest Cover Assesment-1999

 

State

Geographic Area (sq. km.) Forest Cover Assessment (in sq. km.) 2001  
Dense Forest Open Forest Total
Original Original Original
Arunachal Pradesh
83743
57756
11091
68847
Assam Hills
15322
NA
NA
NA
Himachal Pradesh
55673
9120
3962
13082
Jammu & Kashmir
222235
11019
9422
20441
Manipur
22327
5936
11448
17384
Meghalaya
22429
5925
9708
15633
Mizoram
21081
3786
14552
18338
Nagaland
16579
5137
9027
14164
Sikkim
7096
2363
755
3118
Tripura
10486
2228
3517
5745
Uttarakhand
51125
17584
5091
22675
West Bengal Hills
3149
1096
359
1455
Total
531245
121950  
78932  200882

                 Source: State of Forest Report-1999

 

Proportion of Forest Cover Assessment-1999


State

Proportion of State Forest Cover to State Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to IHR Forest Cover (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Forest Cover (%)
Original Original Original Original
Arunachal Pradesh
82.21
2.09
34.27
10.80
Assam Hills
NA
NA
NA
NA
Himachal Pradesh
23.50
0.40
6.51
2.05
Jammu & Kashmir
9.20
0.62
10.18
3.21
Manipur
77.86
0.53
8.65
2.73
Meghalaya
69.70
0.48
7.78
2.45
Mizoram
86.99
0.56
9.13
2.88
Nagaland
85.43
0.43
7.05
2.22
Sikkim
43.94
0.09
1.55
0.49
Tripura
54.79
0.17
2.86
0.90
Uttarakhand
44.35
0.69
11.29
3.56
West Bengal Hills
46.21
0.04
0.72
0.23
Total 37.81 6.11    

 

Forest Cover Assesment-2001

State

Geographic Area (sq. km.) Forest Cover Assessment (in sq. km.) 2001  
Dense Forest Open Forest Total
Original
Revised
Original
Revised
Original
Revised
Arunachal Pradesh
83743
53932
55647
14113
14113
68045
69760
Assam Hills
15322
6685
NA
5545
NA
12230
NA
Himachal Pradesh
55,673
10429
8976
3931
3931
14360
12907
Jammu & Kashmir
222236
11848
10497
9389
9389
21237
19886
Manipur
22327
5710
6673
11216
11216
16926
17889
Meghalaya
22429
5681
6632
9903
9903
15584
16535
Mizoram
21081
8936
7839
8558
8558
17494
16397
Nagaland
16579
5393
6028
7952
7952
13345
13980
Sikkim
7096
2391
2362
802
802
3193
3164
Tripura
10486
3463
5267
3602
3602
7065
8869
Uttarakhand
53483
19023
18439
4915
4915
23938
23354
West Bengal Hills
3149
1417
NA
779
NA
2196
NA
Total 533604 134908 128360 80705 74381 215613 202741

                 Source: State of Forest Report-2001

 

Proportion of Forest Cover Assessment-2001

State

Proportion of State Forest Cover to State Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to IHR Forest Cover (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Forest Cover (%)
Original
Revised
Original
Revised
Original
Revised
Original
Revised
Arunachal Pradesh
81.25
83.30
2.07
2.12
31.56
34.41
10.07
10.67
Assam Hills
79.82
NA
0.37
NA
5.67
NA
1.81

NA

Himachal Pradesh
25.79
23.18
0.44
0.39
6.66
6.37
2.13
1.97
Jammu & Kashmir
9.56
8.95
0.65
0.60
9.85
9.81
3.14
3.04
Manipur
75.81
80.12
0.51
0.54
7.85
8.82
2.51
2.74
Meghalaya
69.48
73.72
0.47
0.50
7.23
8.16
2.31
2.53
Mizoram
82.98
77.78
0.53
0.50
8.11
8.09
2.59
2.51
Nagaland
80.49
84.32
0.41
0.43
6.19
6.90
1.98
2.14
Sikkim
45.00
44.59
0.10
0.10
1.48
1.56
0.47
0.48
Tripura
67.38
84.58
0.21
0.27
3.28
4.37
1.05
1.36
Uttarakhand
44.76
43.67
0.73
0.71
11.10
11.52
3.54
3.57
West Bengal Hills
69.74

NA

0.07
NA
1.02
NA
0.33

NA

Total
40.41
37.99
6.56
6.17
31.92
31.00

 

Forest Cover Assesment-2003

State

Geographic Area (sq. km.) Forest Cover Assessment (in sq. km.) 2003  
Very Dense Forest Moderate Dense Forest Open Forest Total
Original Revised Original Revised Original Revised Original Revised
Arunachal Pradesh
83743
13907
14445
39604
38084
14508
15163
68019
67692
Assam Hills
15322
871
NA
5380
NA
6092
NA
12343
NA
Himachal Pradesh
55,673
1093
1097
7883
7831
5377
5431
14353
14359
Jammu & Kashmir
222236
2102
2135
8395
8394
10770
10744
21267
21273
Manipur
22327
720
930
5818
5595
10681
10734
17219
17259
Meghalaya
22429
168
265
6323
6786
10348
9874
16839
16925
Mizoram
21081
84
133
7404
6522
10942
11928
18430
18583
Nagaland
16579
57
236
5650
5860
7902
7919
13609
14015
Sikkim
7096
458
498
1904
1912
900
852
3262
3262
Tripura
10486
58
58
4988
4972
3047
3093
8093
8123
Uttarakhand
53483
4002
4002
14420
14409
6043
6049
24465
24460
West Bengal Hills
3149
472
NA
893
NA
856
NA
2221
NA
Total
533604
23992
23799
108662
100365
87466
81787
220120
205951

                 Source: State of Forest Report-2003

 

Proportion of Forest Cover Assessment-2003

 

State

Proportion of State Forest Cover to State Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to IHR Forest Cover (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Forest Cover (%)
Original Revised Original Revised Original Revised Original Revised
Arunachal Pradesh
81.22
80.83
2.07
2.06
30.90
32.87
10.03
9.99
Assam Hills
80.56
0.00
0.38
NA
5.61
NA
1.82
NA
Himachal Pradesh
25.78
25.79
0.44
0.44
6.52
6.97
2.12
2.12
Jammu & Kashmir
9.57
9.57
0.65
0.65
9.66
10.33
3.14
3.14
Manipur
77.12
77.30
0.52
0.53
7.82
8.38
2.54
2.55
Meghalaya
75.08
75.46
0.51
0.51
7.65
8.22
2.48
2.50
Mizoram
87.42
88.15
0.56
0.57
8.37
9.02
2.72
2.74
Nagaland
82.09
84.53
0.41
0.43
6.18
6.81
2.01
2.07
Sikkim
45.97
45.97
0.10
0.10
1.48
1.58
0.48
0.48
Tripura
77.18
77.47
0.25
0.25
3.68
3.94
1.19
1.20
Uttarakhand
45.74
45.73
0.74
0.74
11.11
11.88
3.61
3.61
West Bengal Hills
70.53
NA
0.07
NA
1.01
NA
0.33
NA
Total
41.25
38.60
6.70
6.27
32.45
30.38

 

Forest Cover Assesment-2005


State Geographic Area (sq. km.) Forest Cover Assessment (in sq. km.) 2005  
Very Dense Forest Moderate Dense Forest Open Forest Total
Original Revised Original Revised Original Revised Original Revised
Arunachal Pradesh
83743
14411
20859
37977
31632
15389
14981
67777
67472
Assam Hills
15322
708
5448
6107
12263
0
Himachal Pradesh
55,673
1097
3224
7831
6386
5441
5056
14369
14666
Jammu & Kashmir
222236
2135
4298
8394
8977
10744
9414
21273
22689
Manipur
22327
923
689
5541
5522
10622
10741
17086
16952
Meghalaya
22429
338
334
6808
9527
9842
7344
16988
17205
Mizoram
21081
133
134
6173
6384
12378
12082
18684
18600
Nagaland
16579
236
1280
5602
5072
7881
7313
13719
13665
Sikkim
7096
498
500
1912
2161
852
696
3262
3357
Tripura
10486
61
113
4969
4816
3125
3244
8155
8173
Uttarakhand
53483
4002
4762
14396
14170
6044
5561
24442
24493
West Bengal Hills
3149
472
893
856
2221
0
Total
533604
25014
36193
105944
94647
89281
76432
220239
207272

                 Source: State of Forest Report-2005

 

 

Proportion of Forest Cover Assessment-2005

State

Proportion of State Forest Cover to State Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to IHR Forest Cover (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Forest Cover (%)
Original Revised Original Revised Original Revised Original Revised
Arunachal Pradesh
80.93
80.57
2.06
2.05
30.77
32.55
10.01
9.78
Assam Hills
80.04
NA
0.37
NA
5.57
NA
1.81
NA
Himachal Pradesh
25.81
26.34
0.44
0.45
6.52
7.08
2.12
2.12
Jammu & Kashmir
9.57
10.21
0.65
0.69
9.66
10.95
3.14
3.29
Manipur
76.53
75.93
0.52
0.52
7.76
8.18
2.52
2.46
Meghalaya
75.74
76.71
0.52
0.52
7.71
8.30
2.51
2.49
Mizoram
88.63
88.23
0.57
0.57
8.48
8.97
2.76
2.69
Nagaland
82.75
82.42
0.42
0.42
6.23
6.59
2.03
1.98
Sikkim
45.97
47.31
0.10
0.10
1.48
1.62
0.48
0.49
Tripura
77.77
77.94
0.25
0.25
3.70
3.94
1.20
1.18
Uttarakhand
45.70
45.80
0.74
0.75
11.10
11.82
3.61
3.55
West Bengal Hills
70.53
NA
0.07
NA
1.01
NA
0.33
NA
Total
41.27
38.84
6.70
6.31

Forest Cover Assessment-2007

 

State Geographic Area (sq. km.) Forest Cover Assessment (in sq. km.) 2007  
Very Dense Forest Moderate Dense Forest Open Forest Total
Original
Revised
Original
Revised
Original
Revised
Original
Revised
Arunachal Pradesh
83743
20858
NA
31556
NA
14939
NA
67353
NA
Assam Hills
15322
714
NA
5443
NA
6057
NA
12214
NA
Himachal Pradesh
55,673
3224
NA
6383
NA
5061
NA
14668
NA
Jammu & Kashmir
222236
4298
NA
8977
NA
9411
NA
22686
NA
Manipur
22327
701
NA
5474
NA
11105
NA
17280
NA
Meghalaya
22429
410
NA
9501
NA
7410
NA
17321
NA
Mizoram
21081
134
NA
6251
NA
12855
NA
19240
NA
Nagaland
16579
1274
NA
4897
NA
7293
NA
13464
NA
Sikkim
7096
500
NA
2161
NA
696
NA
3357
NA
Tripura
10486
111
NA
4770
NA
3192
NA
8073
NA
Uttarakhand
53483
4762
NA
14165
NA
5568
NA
24495
NA
West Bengal Hills
3149
714
NA
663
NA
912
NA
2289
NA
Total
533604
37700
NA
100241
NA
84499
NA
222440
NA

                 Source: State of Forest Report-2007

 

 

Proportion of Forest Cover Assessment-2007

 

State

Proportion of State Forest Cover to State Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Geographic Area (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to IHR Forest Cover (%) Proportion of State Forest Cover to Country Forest Cover (%)
Original
Revised