Forest cover in NE reduced by over 1,000 sq km in last 2 years

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Arunachal Pradesh lost the maximum forest cover of 257 sq km in this time frame
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Forest cover in NE reduced by over 1,000 sq km in last 2 years
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Forest cover in NE reduced by over 1,000 sq km in last 2 years

Guwahati: The forest cover in north-eastern states has reduced by 1,020 square kilometers in the last two years, said the India State of Forests Report (ISFR) 2021, released by the Ministry of Environment.

The report highlighted that the north-eastern states have a total forest cover of 1, 69,521 square km, out of their total geographical area of 2,62,179 sq km, which is 7.98 per cent of the country’s geographical area.

As per the report, while Arunachal Pradesh lost the maximum forest cover of 257 sq km in this time frame, Manipur lost 249 sq km, Nagaland 235 sq km, Mizoram 186 sq km, Meghalaya 73 sq km, Assam 15 sq km, Tripura 4 sq km and Sikkim lost one square kilometer forest cover.

The forest cover in the eight north eastern states accounts for 23.75 per cent of the total forest cover of the country.

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