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

Printed Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Forest Cover Change Matrix b/w 2017-19

 

Forest Cover Change Matrix for India between 2017 and 2019 Assessment
(area in sq. km)
Class
 
2019 Assessment
 
Total ISFR 2017
VDF
MDF
OF
Scrub
 
NF
 
 
Very Dense Forest
 
97,309
626
50
2
171
98,158
 
Moderately Dense Forest
 
1,755
3,03,781
699
109
1,974
308,318
 
Open Forest
 
127
2,244
2,89,358
1,069
8,999
301,797
 
Scrub
 
2
48
1,732
41,831
2,366
45,979
 
Non Forest
 
85
1,773
12,660
3,286
25,15,413
25,33,217
 
Total ISFR
2019
 
99,278
3,08,472
3,04,499
46,297
25,28,923
32,87,469
 
Net Change
 
1,120
154
2,702
318
-4,294
 
 
 
 
Source: Forest Survey of India, Dehradun. India State of Forest Report (2019). Volume 1.