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India expanding forest cover

24 March 2010

India expanding forest cover

As announced in the State of The Forests 2009 report, the net forest cover in India has expanded.
The states reporting increased forest cover are: Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim Mizoram, Manipur Nagaland, Tripura Jharkhand, Orissa and Uttara khand. On the other hand, Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have reported declines in their forest area.
The losses of cover can be due to mining sector operations. The good thing is that there is a growing awareness of the importance of increasing the ‘green’ cover.