The state of the forest report (SoFR) 2021 launched by the Forest Survey of India on Thursday reveals the standing of green cover in all states and Union territories of the nation.
Uttar Pradesh’s green cover has elevated from 9.20 per cent to 9.23 per cent within the newest report.
The report is predicated on satellite tv for pc evaluation and is launched each two years.
The 2021 report is predicated on satellite tv for pc knowledge from October 2019 until January 2020 and contains the green cover raised due to the plantation workouts taken up by the state governments prior to now.
According to the 2019 report, the forest cover (on forest land) within the state was 14,806 sq. kilometres.
It elevated to 14,818 sq. kilometres within the 2021 survey.
Similarly, tree cover, which incorporates green belts exterior the forest space, has elevated to 7,421 sq. kilometres from 7,342 sq. kilometres in 2019 — a rise of 79 sq. kilometres.
The SoFR additionally provides an evaluation of very dense forest (VDF), reasonably dense forest (MDF) and open forest (OF) relying on the density of the cover.
The VDF has recorded a rise of 10 sq. kilometres and OF has proven a rise of 53 sq. kilometres on this report. The MDF has proven a lower of 51 sq. kilometres.