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India State of Forest Report

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Madhya Pradesh has most forests’ has the maximum area under forest cover among all the states in the country, an RTI query has revealed.

India State of Forest Report

According to the latest India State of Forest Report 2013, 77,700 kms (11.24 percent) of the
total 6,90,899 kms of forest land in the country is in Madhya Pradesh, Ministry of Environment and Forest has said, in reply to an RTI query by Omprakash Sharma, a former BJP national council member.

As per the latest assessment report, 83,471 kms (12.05 pc) in the country is covered by very dense forest while 3,20,736 kms (46.32 pc) of land is under moderately dense forest and 2,87,820 kms (41.56 pc) is covered by open forest.

The report further indicated that Arunachal Pradesh with 67,410 kms under forest cover stood
next to Madhya Pradesh, while Chhattisgarh stood at third position with a forest cover of 55,870 kms.

Of the country's total geographical area of 32,87,263 kms, 21.06 per cent, that is 6,92,394 kms, is covered by forest, it said. According to the report, forest cover is below 100 kms in union territories Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman-Diu, Lakshadweep and Puducherry.