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Date : Nov 19, 2022
Table 98: State-wise Forest Cover
(In Square Kilometre)
State/ UT 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 7601 7622 7622 7624 7615 7613 7606 6930 6964 6663
Andhra Pradesh 49573 47290 47290 47256 47112 43290 44229 44637 44419 45231
Arunachal Pradesh 64132 69002 68757 68661 68621 68602 68847 68045 68019 67472
Assam 25160 24832 24751 24508 24061 23824 23688 27714 27826 27758
Bihar 28482 26668 26668 26587 26561 4832 4830 5720 5558 6807
Chandigarh 2 5 5 5 7 7 7 9 15 17
Chhattisgarh - - - - - 56435 56693 56448 55998 55929
Dadra & Nagar Haveli 238 206 206 206 204 204 202 219 225 216
Daman & Diu - - - - 3 3   6 8 6
Delhi 15 22 22 22 26 26 88 111 170 177
Goa 1240 1255 1255 1250 1247 1252 1251 2095 2156 2156
Gujarat 11991 11921 11907 12044 12320 12578 12965 15152 14946 14604
Haryana 513 513 513 513 603 604 964 1754 1517 1604
Himachal Pradesh 12480 12480 12480 12502 12501 12521 13082 14360 14353 14666
Jammu & Kashmir 20905 20499 20499 20443 20433 20440 20441 21237 21267 22689
Jharkhand - - - - - 21692 21644 22637 22716 22722
Karnataka 32268 32104 32199 32343 32382 32403 32467 36991 36449 36200
Kerala 10292 10292 10292 10336 10336 10334 10323 15560 15577 17284
Lakshadweep - - - - - - - 27 23 26
Madhya Pradesh 130099 135541 135541 135396 135164 74760 75137 77265 76429 77739
Maharashtra 45616 44044 44044 43859 43843 46143 46672 47482 46865 50661
Manipur 17475 17685 17685 17621 17558 17418 17384 16926 17219 16952
Meghalaya 16466 15645 15875 15769 15714 15657 15633 15584 16839 17205
Mizoram 19084 18170 18853 18697 18576 18775 18338 17494 18430 18600
Nagaland 14394 14399 14321 14348 14291 14221 14164 13345 13609 13665
Odisha 53253 47227 47205 47145 47107 46941 47033 48838 48366 48755
Puducherry - - - - - - - 36 40 42
Punjab 943 1338 1343 1343 1342 1387 1412 2432 1580 1660
Rajasthan 12758 12884 12889 13099 13280 13353 13871 16367 15826 16012
Sikkim 2756 3041 3041 3119 3127 3129 3118 3193 3262 3357
Tamil Nadu 17472 16992 16992 17005 17045 17064 17078 21482 22643 23314
Telangana - - - - - - - - - -
Tripura 5953 5535 5535 5538 5538 5546 5745 7065 8093 8173
Uttar Pradesh 31226 33627 33609 33961 33986 10751 10756 13746 14118 14346
Uttarakhand - - - - - 23243 23260 23938 24465 24493
West Bengal 8432 8015 8015 8186 8276 8349 8362 10693 12343 12970
All-India 640819 638804 639364 639386 638879 633397 637293 675538 678333 690171

TABLE 98: STATE-WISE FOREST COVER (Concld.)
(In Square Kilometre)
State/ UT 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017 2019 2021
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 6662 6662 6724 6711 6751 6742 6743 6744
Andhra Pradesh 45102 46670 46389 46116 26006 28147 29137 29784
Arunachal Pradesh 67353 67484 67410 67321 67154 66964 66688 66431
Assam 27692 27692 27673 27671 27538 28105 28327 28312
Bihar 6804 6804 6845 7291 7254 7299 7306 7381
Chandigarh 17 17 17 17 21.66 21.56 22.03 22.88
Chhattisgarh 55870 55678 55674 55621 55559 55547 55611 55717
Dadra & Nagar Haveli 211 211 211 213 206 207 207 227.75
Daman & Diu 6 6 6 9 19.61 20.49 20.49 *
Delhi 177 177 176 180 188.77 192.41 195.44 195
Goa 2151 2212 2219 2219 2210 2229 2237 2244
Gujarat 14620 14620 14619 14653 14710 14757 14857 14926
Haryana 1594 1594 1608 1586 1580 1588 1602 1603
Himachal Pradesh 14668 14668 14679 14683 14707 15100 15434 15443
Jammu & Kashmir 22686 22537 22539 22538 22988 23241 23612 23659
Jharkhand 22894 22894 22977 23473 23524 23553 23611 23721
Karnataka 36190 36190 36194 36132 36449 37550 38575 38730
Kerala 17324 17324 17300 17922 19278 20321 21144 21253
Lakshadweep 26 26 27 27 27.06 27.1 27.1 27.1
Madhya Pradesh 77700 77700 77700 77522 77426 77414 77482 77493
Maharashtra 50650 50650 50646 50632 50699 50682 50778 50798
Manipur 17280 17280 17090 16990 17083 17346 16847 16598
Meghalaya 17321 17321 17275 17288 17262 17146 17119 17046
Mizoram 19240 19183 19117 19054 18717 18186 18006 17820
Nagaland 13464 13464 13318 13044 12939 12489 12486 12251
Odisha 48855 48855 48903 50347 50460 51345 51619 52156
Puducherry 44 50 50 50 56.95 53.67 52.41 53.3
Punjab 1664 1664 1764 1772 1771 1837 1849 1847
Rajasthan 16036 16036 16087 16086 16106 16572 16630 16655
Sikkim 3357 3359 3359 3358 3353 3344 3342 3341
Tamil Nadu 23338 23551 23625 23844 26208 26281 26364 26419
Telangana - - - - 19854 20419 20582 21214
Tripura 8073 7985 7977 7866 7890 7726 7726 7722
Uttar Pradesh 14341 14341 14338 14349 14401 14679 14806 14818
Uttarakhand 24495 24495 24496 24508 24272 24295 24303 24305
West Bengal 12994 12994 12995 16805 16826 16847 16902 16832
All-India 690899 692394 692027 697898 701495 708273 712249 713789
Notes: 1. The Forest cover includes all lands which have a tree canopy density of more than ten percent when projected vertically on the horizontal ground, within a minimum areal extent of one hectare.
2. Jammu & Kashmir includes data for UT of Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Ladakh.
3. - : Not Available.
4. *: From 2021 onwards, the data for Daman & Diu is clubbed with Dadra & Nagar Haveli.
Source: India State of Forest Report 2001-2021, Forest Survey of India, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

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