India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2017 released by MoEFCC.
?7 States/UTs have more than 75% forest cover: Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar
Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Manipur.
?8 States/UTs have forest cover between 33% to 75%: Tripura, Goa, Sikkim, Kerala,
Uttarakhand, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Chhattisgarh and Assam.
?Top 5 States with maximum increase in forest cover: Andhra Pradesh (2141 sq km), followed by
Karnataka (1101 sq km) and Kerala (1043 sq km), Odisha (885 sq kms) and Telangana (565 sq kms)
?Top 5 States with maximum Forest cover (in terms of area): Madhya Pradesh (77,414 sq km)
Arunachal Pradesh (66,964 sq km) and Chhattisgarh (55,547 sq km)
?Top states with highest Forest cover in terms of percentage geographical area: Lakshadweep
with (90.33%), Mizoram (86.27%) and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (81.73%)
?Top 5 states where forest cover has decreased: Mizoram (531 sq km), Nagaland (450 sq km),
Arunachal Pradesh (190 sq km), Tripura (164 sq km) and Meghalaya (116 sq km). These states
are in North Eastern region of the country where total forest cover is very high i.e. more than
70% in each state.
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