ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020

Forest Cover Change Matrix 2015-17

 

Forest Cover Change Matrix for India between ISFR 2015 and ISFR 2017
 
 
 
(Area in sq. km)
 
Class
 
2017 Assessment
Total ISFR 2015 (updated)
 
VDF
 
MDF
 
OF
 
Scrub
 
NF
Very Dense Forest
84,485
3,380
357
7
404
88,633
Moderately Dense Forest
12,183
2,83,036
11,210
307
6,003
3,12,739
Open Forest
1,337
17,928
2,63,822
2,389
14,647
3,00,123
Scrub
5
522
5,833
31,437
4,505
42,302
Non Forest
148
3,452
20,575
11,839
25,07,658
25,43,672
Total ISFR 2015 (Updated)
98,158
3,08,318
3,01,797
45,979
25,33,217
32,87,469
Net Change
9,525
-4,421
1,674
3,677
-10,455
 
 
 
 
 

 

Source: Forest Survey of India, Dehradun. India State of Forest Report (2017)