Competitive Exams: Indian Geography Forest Cover

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Geography of India

Forest Cover

Forest Cover (Areawise Km2)

  1. Madhya Pradesh 1,31, 195
  2. Arunachal Pradesh 68,602
  3. 0rissa 46,941
  4. Maharashtra 46,143
  5. Andhra Pradesh 43,290
  6. Karnataka 32,403
  7. Bihar 26,524
  8. Assam 23,824
  9. Jammu & Kashmir 20,440
  10. Mizoram 18,775
  11. Manipur 17,418
  12. Meghalaya 15,657
  13. Nagaland 14,221
  14. Gujarat 12,578
  15. Himachal Pradesh 12,521
  16. Kerala 10,334
  17. Punjab 1,387
  18. Goa 1,255
  19. Haryana 1,604

Forest Cover (% of the Total Area)

  1. Mizoram 89.06
  2. Nagaland 85.78
  3. Arunachal Pradesh 81.92
  4. Manipur 78.04
  5. Meghalaya 69.80
  6. Goa 33.90
  7. Assam 30.37
  8. Orissa 30.15
  9. Madhya Pradesh 29.58
  10. Kerala 26.59
  11. Himachal Pradesh 22.49
  12. Karnataka 16.89
  13. Andhra Pradesh 15.74
  14. Bihar 15.25

Important to Know

  • Botanical survey of India (1890) Kolkata
  • Zoological survey of India (1916) Kolkata
  • Forest survey of India (1981) Dehradun. Its four zonal offices are located at Bangalore, Kolkata, Nagpur, Simla.

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