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India State of Forest Report, 2021

  Feb 19, 2022

India State of Forest Report, 2021

Q What is the context  ?

A The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has released the India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2021.

Q What is India State of Forest Report ?

Q Why is there need India State of Forest Report?

Q How are forests categorized?

A The Forest Survey of India has listed four categories of forests. They are:

  1. Very Dense Forest (with tree canopy density of 70 per cent or above)
  2. Moderately Dense Forest (tree canopy density of 40 per cent or above but less than 70 per cent)
  3. Open Forest (tree canopy density of 10 per cent or above but less than 40 per cent)
  4. Scrub (tree canopy density less than 10 per cent)

Q What are the Highlights of the ISFR, 2021 ?

A 1. Forest cover is increasing

2.  State-wise gain/losses

3.  Increase in Mangrove cover

4.  Increase in carbon stock

5.  Big cats population

 6.  Impact of climate change

7.  Forest fires

Q What are Concerns with the declining trends ?