In 2017, Haryana had the lowest forest cover with respect to total geographical area in India at 6.79 percent. Trailing closely behind was the state of Punjab with 6.87 percent tree cover.
Which UT has lowest forest area?
Forest Cover in India
|Points to remember|
|The state with largest area under forests||Madhya Pradesh – 77,462 sq.km.*|
|The Union Territory with largest area under forests||Andaman & Nicobar Islands – 6751 sq.km*|
|The state with lowest percentage of its geographical area under forests||Punjab – 3.52%|
Which is biggest forest in India?
In terms of area, Madhya Pradesh has the largest forest cover in the country followed by Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Maharashtra.
How much percentage of India is forest?
As of 2019, the total forest cover in India is 712,249 Sq km (71.22 million hectares), which is 21.67 percent of the total geographical area. Whereas, the total forest and tree cover in India is 807,276 Sq km (80.73 million hectors), which is 24.56 percent of the total geographical area of the country.
Which state has largest mangrove forest?
Mangrove Cover 2019
Is forest cover increasing in India?
The latest India State of Forest Report (ISFR) brings unexpected good news that the forest cover in the country has improved by 3,976 sq km between 2017 and 2019. … The total forest cover in the country is now 21.67% as against 21.54% in 2017. There is a 3% increase from 2011.
Which state has less than 10% of their area under forest?
According to Indian State of Forest Report, Punjab has lowest Percentage of forest followed by Haryana. Among Union territories, Daman and Diu is least greenest. Mizoram has nearly 90% area of state under forest, followed by Arunachal Pradesh.