Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Schemes for increasing forest resources, 08/08/2016

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Schemes for increasing forest resources, 08/08/2016. Forest cover of the country is assessed biennially and published as India State of Forest Report (ISFR) by Forest Survey of India, Dehradun (FSI), an organisation under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. As per latest ISFR, 2015 there is overall increase of 3775 sq. km of forest cover in the country, as compared to ISFR 2013. Some States have shown decline in forest cover whereas some States have shown increase in forest cover. The State/UT-wise details of extent of change in the forest cover as per ISFR 2015, compared to ISFR 2013 assessment are given in Annexure I. The funds provided by the Ministry under various schemes to the Government of Uttar Pradesh for planting of trees during last three years are given in Annexure-II.

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