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Forest area increased by 13 thousand square kilometers in 5 years

Good news came from forests, forest area increased by 13 thousand square kilometers in 5 years

Efforts are being made in front of greenery in the country. The forest area in the country is growing rapidly. More than five thousand square kilometers of forest area has been spread in two years. In this, the forest area and non-forest trees are also included in the green area. The Union Climate, Forest and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar released the status report of the forest sector in the country 2019. He told in his report that the forest area of ​​the country has increased in all categories. Javadekar said that the total forest area of ​​the country has increased to 21.67 percent. Javadekar said that during the five-year period from 2014 to 2019, the forest area of ​​the country has increased by 13 thousand square kilometers. During this period an increase has been registered in the categories of general forest area including dense forest area and rare forest area, which has become possible in India alone.

Efforts are being made in front of greenery in the country.

Good news came from forests, forest area increased by 13 thousand square kilometers in 5 years
Good news came from forests, forest area increased by 13 thousand square kilometers in 5 years

Javadekar said that the country’s emitted carbon increased by 4.26 million tonnes over the previous estimate of 2017. He said, it is clear from the report that India is moving fast towards achieving the goals of Paris Agreement. The total forest and tree cover area in the country is 8.07 crore hectares, which is 24.56 percent of the total geographical area of ​​the country. Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala are the states with the fastest growing forest area respectively. While Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra are states with large forest area by area.The forest cover is increasing in all the states of the country, but in contrast, the forest cover area has decreased in the northeastern states.The Union Minister also said, the current estimates show that the forest cover area in Northeast India decreased by 765 square kilometers (0.45 percent). Apart from Assam and Tripura, all the northeastern states saw a decrease in forest cover. It has been reported in the report that up to 20 percent reduction in fire incidents has been reported in the country’s forests.

 

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