Between 2003 and 2016, the forest fires have jumped by almost 38% from 24,450 to 33,664 shows the State of Forests report 2017 released by the environment ministry.

The Government announced that India’s forest and tree cover has increased by 5, 081 sq km. While the total forest cover of the country has increased by 3, 775 sq km, the tree cover has gone up by 1, 306 sq km.

The India State of Forest Report 2013 contains information on forest cover, tree cover mangroves cover and growing stock inside and outside the forest areas. Special thematic information on forest cover such as hill districts, tribal districts, and north eastern region had also been given separately in the report. The information of forest cover for all the States and districts for the current assessment and changes with respect to forest cover of previous assessment has been presented in the report.

The 2013 edition of the assessment report on India’s forest resources published by the Forest Survey of India and released by Shri Prakash Javadekar contains information on forest cover, tree cover mangroves cover & growing stock inside and outside the forest areas.Special thematic information on forest cover such as hill districts, tribal districts, and north eastern region is also given separately in the report. Click here for full text of this report.

This new biennial assessment report on India’s forest resources published by Forest Survey of India provides special coverage to forest cover in hill districts, tribal districts and the north-east and also includes a new chapter covering detailed assessment of bamboo resources.

This State of Forest Report 2009 is the eleventh edition in a biennial series published by the Forest Survey of India. Shows that India's green cover during the period 1997-2007 had grown by 3.13 million hectares. For the first time, India's forests have been mapped into 16 forest type groups and forest & tree cover has been estimated with due consideration to altitudinal levels.

This is the summary of State of Forest Report released today. The eleventh edition in a biennial series published by the Forest Survey of India estimates that India's forest and tree cover in 2007 is 78.37 million ha (23.84% of India's geographical area). This is an increase over the previous assessment.

SFR 2003 comprises of seven chapters and a number of annexures. The introductory chapter gives historical information, highlights important features of the report, describes various concepts and explains several important terms used in this report. The chapter on forest cover describes methodology and results of forest cover assessment.

This report is the seventh assessment of the forest cover of the country. It provides analytical information on forest plantations, protected area, joint forest management, forest cover in mining areas of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa, shifting cultivation in the North Eastern region. It also provides an overview of the forest resources in India, with special emphasis on forest cover.

The state of forest report 1995 is the fifth assessment of the forest cover of the country pertaining to the period 1991-93. It is for the first time that the data obtained from the Indian Remote Sensing Satellite has been used by the Forest Survey of India for this assessment.

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