Fig. Forest Cover Map of Maharashtra

                                                                                                               

Key Words

Dense Forest: All lands with a forest cover with canopy density of 40 % and above.

Moderately Dense Forest: All lands with a forest cover having a canopy density of 40 to 70 %.

Very Dense Forest: All lands with a forest cover having a canopy density of 70 % and above.

Forest Cover: All lands more than one hectare in area, with a tree canopy density of more than 10 percent. Such lands may not be statutorily notified as forest area.

Hill Districts: Districts with more than 50 % geographic area under ‘hill talukas’ based on criteria adopted by the Planning Commission for Hill Area and Western Ghats Development Programmes.

Open Forest: All lands with a forest cover with a canopy density of 10 to 40 %.

Tribal Districts: Districts identified as tribal districts under Tribal Sub-Plan (Government of India).

Change Matrix:

It describe the change in forest cover for a given region (State or UT) over a period of two assessments by showing the extent of areas changing from one class of land cover to another between the two periods.

 

 

This bulletin is published by Population and Environment Centre at International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Mumbai-400 088, every quarterly with fund provided by Ministry of Environment & Forests, New Delhi