Jammu and Kashmir
Saturday, May 25, 2013
World Environment Day: Forests Around India
Forests across India
March 21 is observed as ‘World Forestry Day’ around the globe every year to raise awareness about the significance of forests and its ecosystems, and to provide opportunities for people to learn how forests can be managed and used sustainably for generations to come.
As per the report of the India State of Forest Report 2011, the Forest and Tree cover of India is 78.29 million ha, which is 23.81% of the geographical area of the country. The state of Madhya Pradesh has the largest forest cover in the country at 77,700 square km, followed by Arunachal Pradesh at 67, 410 square km. However, in terms of percentage of forest cover in relation to total geographical area, Mizoram tops with 90.68% followed by Lakshadweed with 84.56%.
Our country has a variety of woodlands existing in it; thus, take a look at different types of forests in India:
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