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Contribution of the IHR to the Total Forest Cover of India (2013)


Region/ Country

Geographical Area (km2)
(Values in Percent)

Forest Cover (km2)

Very Dense

Moderate

Open

Total

2007

2009

2011

2007

2009

2011

2007

2009

2011

2007

2009

2011

IHR

533604
(16.2%)

 

37741 (45.2%)

 

37608
(45.05%)

 

100596 (31.5%)

100652
(31.4%)

 

84892 (29.4%)

 

83478
(29%)

 

 

223229 (32.3%)

 

221738
(32.04%)

234321
(33.5%)

India

3287263
(100%)

83510 (2.5%)*

83471 (2.54%)

83471
(2.53%)

319012 (9.7%)

320736 (9.76%)

320736
(9.75%)

288377 (8.8%)

287820 (8.75%)

287820
(8.75%)

690899 (21.0%)

692027 (21.0%)

697898 (21.2%)

*Per cent of total geographical area of the country

Source: Report of Task Force “To look into problems of hill states and hill areas and to suggest ways to ensure that these states and areas do not suffer in any way because

of their peculiarities”. 2010.

Planning Commission, Government of India (For Year 2007)
State of Forest Report 2011, 2013, Forest Survey of India, Dehradun (For Year 2009 and 2011)