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

Printed Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Mangrove cover in India

Mangrove cover in Indian coastal states and union territories (1987-2013)
State/UT
Assessment Year (Area in km2)
1987
1989
1991
1993
1995
1997
1999
2001
2003
2005
2009
2011
2013
A & N Islands
686
973
971
966
966
966
966
789
658
635
615
617
604
Andhra Pradesh
495
405
399
378
383
383
397
333
329
354
353
352
352
Daman & Diu
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
2
1.63
Goa
0
3
3
3
3
5
5
5
16
16
17
22
22
Gujarat
427
412
397
419
689
901
1,031
911
916
991
1,046
1,058
1,103
Karnataka
0
0
0
0
2
3
3
2
3
3
3
3
3
Kerala
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
5
5
6
6
Maharashtra
140
114
113
155
155
124
108
118
158
186
186
186
186
Orissa
199
192
195
195
195
211
215
219
203
217
221
222
213
Puducherry
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
Tamil Nadu
23
47
47
21
21
21
21
23
35
36
39
39
39
West Bengal*
2,076
2,109
2,119
2,119
2,119
2,123
2,125
2,081
2,120
2,136
2,152
2,155
2,097
Total
4,046
4,255
4,244
4,256
4,533
4,737
4,871
4,482
4,448
4,581
4,639
4,663
4,628
 
 
* This assessment pertains only to the mangrove cover and does not include the tidal creeks and water bodies within the mangrove forests.
 

 Source: Forest Survey of India, Dehradun. India State of Forest Report (2015).