Forest Cover in India

Points to remember
The percentage of forest cover in India in terms of its total geographical area is21.34%*
The area under forest cover in India7,01,673 sq km
The state with highest percentage of its geographical area under forestsMizoram - 88.93%*
The Union Territory with highest percentage of its geographical area under forestsLakshadweep - 84.56%*
The state with largest area under forestsMadhya Pradesh - 77,462 sq.km.*
The Union Territory with largest area under forestsAndaman & Nicobar Islands - 6751 sq.km*
The state with lowest percentage of its geographical area under forestsPunjab - 3.52%
The state with least area under forestsHaryana - 1,584 sq.km.*
The type of forest which constitutes the largest area of forests in IndiaTropical Dry Deciduous Forest - 41.87%

*The above data is based on GoI Press release dated 04 Dec 2015. Refer this link



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