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

Printed Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Forest Cover Change Matrix

 Forest Cover Change Matrix

 
                                                                                                            (area in km2)
Class
 
2019 Assessment
 
Total ISFR
2017
 
VDF
 
 
MDF
 
OF
Scrub
NF
Very Dense Forest
4,968
0
0
0
1
4,969
Moderately Dense Forest
79
12,787
6
0
12
12,884
Open Forest
0
18
6,406
2
16
6,442
Scrub
0
0
1
379
3
383
Non Forest
0
0
38
2
28,765
28,805
Total ISFR 2017
5,047
12,805
6,451
383
28,797
53,483
Net Change
78
-79
9
0
-8
 
 
 
Main reasons for the increase in forest cover in the State are plantation and conservation activities.
Source: Forest Survey of India, Dehradun. India State of Forest Report (2019). Volume 2.