Data and Statistics
Question raised in Lok Sabha on Forest Areas, 08/12/2015
Question raised in Lok Sabha on Forest Areas, 08/12/2015. The Forest Survey of India (FSI), Dehradun assesses the forest cover of the country at the interval of two years. As per India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2013, there is a net increase of 5871 sq km. in the forest cover as compared to the previous assessment of 2011, which can be attributed to afforestation, conservation measures, management interventions etc. The State-wise details of forest cover are given in Annexure-I. Green India Mission (GIM) envisages an annual additional carbon dioxide sequestration to the tune of 55 to 60 million tonnes upto 2020. The State-wise details for release of funds are given at Annexure-II.