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Indian forest cover decreases

Aug 16, 2012

The Government of India has said in the Parliament that the country has suffered a loss in its forest cover between 2006 and 2009. Union Minister for Environment & Forests Jayanthi Natarajan said that as per the India State of Forest Report 2011, there is a net loss of 367 sq km of forest cover between the 2011 assessment and 2009 assessment (data period pertaining to 2006-2009).

The total decline in the country’s forest cover has been to the extent of 867 sq km. The affected states include Andhra Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and others. The decrease has been due to reasons like shifting cultivation, rotational harvesting, biotic pressures etc.

However, due to the implementation of afforestation and conservation programmes, green cover has increased by about 500 sq km with Punjab leading with increase of 100 sq km.

 

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