Forest cover by state in India

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The total forest cover in India is 708,273 Sq km, which is 21.54 percent of the total area of the country. Between 2015 and 2017, India has added 6,778 sq km of forest cover and extended 1, 243 sq km more of tree cover by Feb 16, 2018.The forest cover (in square kilometres) in 2017 in India by state and union territory as published by the Forest Survey of India.[1]

State / UT Geographical Area Very dense Moderately dense Open forest Total forest area % of forested area % change since 2015
Andhra Pradesh 162,968 1,957 14,051 12,139 28,147 17.27% +1.31%
Arunachal Pradesh 83,743 20,721 30,955 15,288 66,964 79.96% -0.23%
Assam 78,438 2,797 10,192 15,116 28,105 35.83% +0.72%
Bihar 94,163 332 3,260 3,707 7,299 7.75% +0.05%
Chhattisgarh 135,192 7,064 32,215 16,268 55,547 41.09% -0.01%
Delhi 1,483 7 56 129 192 12.97% +0.25%
Goa 3,702 538 576 1,115 2,229 60.21% +0.51%
Gujarat 196,244 378 5,200 9,179 14,757 7.52% +0.02%
Haryana 44,212 28 452 1,108 1,588 3.59% +0.02%
Himachal Pradesh 55,673 3,110 6,705 5,285 15,100 27.12% +0.71%
Jammu & Kashmir 222,236 4,075 8,579 10,587 23,241 10.46% +0.11%
Jharkhand 79,716 2,598 9,686 11,269 23,553 29.55% +0.04%
Karnataka 191,791 4,502 20,444 12,604 37,550 19.58% +0.57%
Kerala 38,852 1,663 9,407 8,251 20,321 52.30% +2.68%
Madhya Pradesh 308,252 6,563 34,571 36,280 77,414 25.11% -0.00%
Maharashtra 307,713 8,736 20,652 21,294 50,682 16.47% -0.01%
Manipur 22,327 908 6,510 9,928 17,346 77.69% +1.18%
Meghalaya 22,429 453 9,386 7,307 17,146 76.76% -0.52%
Mizoram 21,081 131 5,861 12,194 18,186 86.27% -2.52%
Nagaland 16,579 1,279 4,587 6,623 12,489 75.33% -2.71%
Odisha 155,707 6,967 21,370 23,008 51,345 32.98% +0.57%
Punjab 50,362 8 806 1,023 1,837 3.65% +0.13%
Rajasthan 342,239 78 4,340 12,154 16,572 4.84% +0.14%
Sikkim 7,096 1,081 1,575 688 3,344 47.13% -0.13
Tamil Nadu 130,060 3,672 10,979 11,630 26,281 20.21% +0.06%
Telangana 112,077 1,596 8,738 10,085 20,419 18.22% +0.50%
Tripura 10,486 656 5,246 1,824 7,726 73.68% -1.56%
Uttar Pradesh 240,928 2,617 4,069 7,993 14,679 6.09% +0.12%
Uttarakhand 53,483 4,969 12,884 6,442 24,295 45.43% +0.04%
West Bengal 88,752 2,994 4,147 9,706 16,847 18.98% +0.02%
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 8,249 5,678 684 380 6,742 81.73% -0.11%
Chandigarh 114 1 14 6 22 18.91% -0.09%
Dadra & Nagar Haveli 491 0 80 127 207 42.16% +0.20%
Daman & Diu 111 1 6 13 20 18.46% +0.79%
Lakshadweep 30 0 17 10 27 90.33% 0.13%
Puducherry 490 0 18 36 54 10.95% -0.67%
Total 3,287,469 98,158 308,318 301,797 708,273 21.54% +0.21%

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  1. ^ "India State of Forest Report, Forest Cover 2017" (PDF). Forest Survey of India. Retrieved 13 February 2018.