India’s Forest cover increases by 1,540 sqkm between ISFR 2019 and ISFR 2021: FSI Report
As per latest India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2021, the total forest cover in the country is 7,13,789 square kilometer. This is 21.71% of the geographical area of India.
The ISFR report is released by the Forest Survey of India (FSI), Dehradun, biennially, since 1987 based on forest cover.
The last survey was done in 2019.
As per the report, between ISFR 2019 and ISFR 2021, the forest cover has increased by 1,540 square kilometer.
FSI is an organisation under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, founded in June 1981.
It conducts forest surveys, studies and researches to monitor the changing situations of land and forest resources and present the data for national planning, conservation and sustainable management of environmental protection as well for the implementation of social forestry projects