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| Last Updated:: 15/02/2016

Forest cover

 

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Forest Cover
 

As per the ‘State of Forest Report 2001’ published by Forest Survey of India, Dehradun, the forest cover of Maharashtra is 47482 sq. km. (30894 sq. km. ‘dense forests’ with crown density above 40 percent and the remaining 16588 sq. km. being ‘open forests’ with crown density falling between 10 to 40 percent. The forest cover in the state has been showing increasing trends in the 1997, 1999 and 2001 assessments. In the 2001 assessment, the increase in forest cover in the State has been recorded as 810 sq km over the 1999 assessment.
 

District wise forest cover in Maharashtra (Area in Sq Km)
 

District Geographical Area Dense Forests Open Forests Total Mangrove Scrub
Dense Open
Ahmednagar 17048 194 119 313 ? ? 379
Akola 5390 204 157 361 ? ? 39
Amravati 12210 2193 944 3137 ? ? 136
Aurangabad 10107 148 341 489 ? ? 371
Bhandara 3588 686 241 927 ? ? 29
Beed 10693 206 55 261 ? ? 389
Mumbai City 157 0 1 2 0 1 0
Mumbai Sub Urban 446 53 29 82 15 11 3
Buldhana 9661 233 386 619 ? ? 77
Chandrapur 11443 2755 1192 3947 ? ? 84
Dhule 7189 96 397 493 ? ? 151
Gadchiroli 14412 7852 2204 10056 ? ? 54
Gondia 5733 1636 538 2174 ? ? 43
Hingoli 4686 48 69 117 ? ? 74
Jalgaon 11765 451 791 1242 ? ? 106
Jalna 7718 85 17 102 ? ? 60
Raigarh 7152 1214 1074 2288 31 3 375
Kolhapur 7685 1145 669 1814 ? ? 131

Source:www.mahaforest.nic.in

Forest and Tree Resources in States and Union Territories.