Forest Cover India Current Affairs - 2020

Uttarakhand to Start Plantation Drive in Other States to Clear Compensatory Afforestation Backlog

The Uttarakhand Forest Department will soon start a plantation drive in Uttar Pradesh’s Bundelkhand region and parts of Rajasthan. This has been decided by the forest department in order to clear the backlog for compensatory afforestation for next two years. Highlights  Compensatory afforestation is done in the backdrop of transfer of forest land for non-forestry Read More…

Global Forest Resources Assessment of FAO: India ranks third in raise in forest cover

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations recently released Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) report. According to the report, India ranked third among top 10 countries where forest cover has increased in the last decade. Highlights The Food and Agriculture Organization bring out the report once in every five years. The report assesses Read More…

FSI: 21.4% of forest cover prone to forest fires

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently released India State of Forest Report, 2019. The report predominantly talks about forest cover in the country. The report also mentions about forest fires in the country. Highlights of forest fire According to the report, 21.4% of Indian forests are prone to forest fires. The report Read More…

India State of Forest Report, 2019: Key Findings

On 30th December 2019, the Union Environment Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar has released State of Forests Report, 2019. India State of Forest Report is released every two years and it provides comprehensive information about the forest cover, forest vegetation density, tree cover, progress of plantation outside the designated forests etc. for India Read More…