During the last two decades much has been written about the biodiversity richness of country. Avoiding all the numerical details about the documented species an attempt has been made to provide information about the relative forest systems of India. For classifying the vegetation the altitude has been adopted as vital factor in detailing the vegetation.
This State of Forest Report 2009 is the eleventh edition in a biennial series published by the Forest Survey of India. Shows that India's green cover during the period 1997-2007 had grown by 3.13 million hectares. For the first time, India's forests have been mapped into 16 forest type groups and forest & tree cover has been estimated with due consideration to altitudinal levels.
This is the summary of State of Forest Report released today. The eleventh edition in a biennial series published by the Forest Survey of India estimates that India's forest and tree cover in 2007 is 78.37 million ha (23.84% of India's geographical area). This is an increase over the previous assessment.