Top states with highest forest cover in India
The total forest and tree cover of the country is 80.9 million hectare
24.62 percent of the geographical area of the country is covered by forests
Madhya Pradesh has the largest forest cover in the country followed by Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Maharashtra.
Top 3 states showing increase in forest cover are Andhra Pradesh (647 sq km), Telangana (632 sq km) and Odisha (537 sq km).
Top five States with highest forest cover - Mizoram (84.53%), Arunachal Pradesh (79.33%), Meghalaya (76.00%), Manipur (74.34%) and Nagaland (73.90%)
Total mangrove cover in the country is 4,992 sq km
Total carbon stock in country’s forest is estimated to be 7,204 million tonnes