Forest Survey Of India Fsi
Opinion  /  Published 08.01.20

Lessons from the wilderness

The recorded forest area in India stands at 24.56 per cent; but the actual forest cover is only 21.67 per cent. Not all notified forests are ‘forests’. The first national forest policy in 1952 set...
By C.R. Bijoy in

India  /  Published 31.12.19

Incremental rise in forest cover

India’s forest cover has grown by 3,976sqkm, or about twice the size of the Calcutta Metropolitan Area, over the past two years but seven states, including six in the Northeast, have lost forests.Th...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 30.12.19

States in Northeast lose forest cover

The Northeast, which is one of the 17 biodiversity hotspots of the world, has lost 765 square km of forest cover during 2017-19.Overall, the country has gained 3,976 square km forest cover.The India S...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati


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