The India State of Forest Report 2021 (ISFR 2021)

India State of Forest Report 2021, Key Points, About India State of Forest Report, Specialties in the Report

The India State of Forest Report 2021 has recently surfaced. This biennial report is released by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. It is a significant report that is a sort of assessment about the country’s forests and resources related to them. Let us go through the article to understand the present status of India’s forest resources. We will also read about the findings of the India State of Forest Report 2021.

Key points from the India State of Forest Report 2021:

  • There is an increase in India’s forest and tree cover by 2261 square kilometers ( in the last two years).
  • Andhra Pradesh has achieved the maximum forest growth of 647 square kilometers.
  • If we talk about India’s forest and tree cover, it is 80.9 million hectares ( 62 percent of India’s geographical area).
  • Ahmedabad has lost the largest forest cover among the megacities.
  • Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Karnataka, and Jharkhand have seen a significant increase in forest cover.
  • Mangrove cover has also seen an increase of 17 square kilometers.
  • If we talk about the carbon stock, it is equal to 39.7 million tonnes.
  • Unfortunately, the north-eastern part of India has not shown positive outcomes in the current assessment.
  • If we talk about 140 hill districts of India, forest cover has reduced by 902 square kilometers ( in the last two years).

About India State of Forest Report:

Name of the report The India State of Forest Report
Released By Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
Type Biennial
Purpose Assessment about the country’s forests and resources related to them

 

What is special in the India State of Forest Report 2021?

  • The India State of Forest Report 2021 includes a new chapter that is based on Tiger Reserves, Corridors, and Lion conservation areas.
  • A new chapter on ‘Above Ground Biomass’ has been included.
  • Special information on forest cover based on a hill, tribal districts, northeastern regions, and so on.
  • ‘Mapping of Climate Change Hotspots in Indian Forests’, a collaborative study has also been included in the report.

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