The data refers to decadal change in forest cover. Forest Cover refers to all lands more than one hectare in area, with a tree canopy density of more than 10 percent irrespective of ownership and legal status. Such lands may not necessarily be a recorded forest area. It also includes orchards, bamboo and palm.
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Source: India State of Forest Report, 2009; NA-Not Available; * The forest cover of 65.96 million ha has been obtained by applying the correction factors to account for the methodological changes; It provides details of change in forest cover of the country with respect to 1997 assessment.