Forest Cover in India

Here are some important facts about forest cover in India:

Points to remember
The percentage of forest cover in India in terms of its total geographical area is 21.34%*
The area under forest cover in India 7,01,673 sq km
The state with highest percentage of its geographical area under forests Mizoram – 88.93%*
The Union Territory with highest percentage of its geographical area under forests Lakshadweep – 84.56%*
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%
The state with least area under forests Haryana – 1,584 sq.km.*
The type of forest which constitutes the largest area of forests in India Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest – 41.87%

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