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

Printed Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020

Tree Cover in India Physiographic Zone-Wise (2011-2017)

 

Tree Cover in India Physiographic Zone-Wise (2011-2017)
 
 
 
 
Physiographic zone
 
Geographic Area (Km2)
Year
2011
2013
2015
2017
Area (km2)
% of Geog. Area
Area (km2)
% of Geog. Area
Area (km2)
% of Geog. Area
Area (km2)
% of Geog. Area
Western Himalayas
3,28,952
7,859
2.39
9,035
2.74
9,835.0
2.99
9,393
2.86
Eastern Himalayas
81,752
356
0.44
448
0.60
537.0
0.66
610
0.75
North East Ranges
1,27,857
2,275
1.78
2,655
1.98
3,132.0
2.45
2,792
2.18
Northern Plains
2,95,909
9,366
3.17
8,609
2.91
8,756.0
2.96
9,196
3.11
Eastern Plains
2,22,365
5,168
2.32
4,722
2.11
4,628.0
2.08
4,759
2.14
Western Plains
3,20,507
7,038
2.20
6,245
1.96
6,297.0
1.96
6,352
1.98
Central Highlands
3,71,281
9,886
2.66
10,127
2.71
11,004.0
2.96
11,534
3.11
North Deccan
3,65,711
7,007
1.92
6,762
1.90
7912.0
2.16
7,994
2.19
East Deccan
3,33,824
10,718
3.21
9,644
2.87
10,120.0
3.03
10,663
3.19
South Deccan
2,91,317
8,012
2.75
8,244
2.82
7,531.0
2.59
7,857
2.70
Western Ghats
73,681
4,083
5.54
4,189
5.79
3,678.0
4.99
4,109
5.58
Eastern Ghats
1,92,068
4,420
2.30
4,194
2.19
4,041.0
2.10
3,936
2.05
West Coast
1,13,611
8,863
7.80
10,391
8.57
9,744.0
8.58
9,445
8.31
East Coast
1,68,634
5,791
3.43
6,001
3.58
5,358.0
3.18
5,175
3.07
Total
32,87,469
90,844
2.76
91,266
2.78
92,573.0
2.82
93,815
2.85
 
 

 

 Source: Central Statistics Office, Government of India. EnviStats India 2018.