Fig. Forest Cover Map
All lands with a forest cover with canopy density of 40 % and above.
All lands with a forest cover having a canopy density of 40 to 70 %.
All lands with a forest cover having a canopy density of 70 % and
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.
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.
All lands with a forest cover with a canopy density of 10 to 40 %.
Districts identified as tribal districts under Tribal Sub-Plan
(Government of India).
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.
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