Jharkhand: Forests

Jharkhand’s Forest and Environment Department is commended with the supervision and administration of natural resources and forest lands.
Created On: Nov 8, 2013 12:36 IST

Jharkhand’s Forest and Environment Department is commended with the supervision and administration of natural resources and forest lands.

 

• The Forest and Environment Department is concerned with uphold of forest resources and augment biodiversity in the course of accomplishment of methodical management practices contained by the domain of acts, rules and policies in vogue.

• The goal of the Forest and Environment Department on one hand is to meet the terms of the National Forest course of action and on the other control optimally the assets for the assistance of the people and their milieu as a whole.

 

A glance at Jharkhand Forests

Recorded Forest Area

Reserved Forest: 4,386.00 sq. km

Protected Forest: 19,186.00 sq. km

Unclassed Forest: 33.00 sq. km

 

Forest Cover

Very Dense Forest (Canopy density: >70%): 2,590 sq. km

Moderately Dense Forest (Canopy density: 40%-70%): 9,917 sq. km

Open Forest (Canopy density: 10-40%): 10,470 sq. km

Total Forest Cover: 22,977 sq. km

 

No of Districts:24 (Area in km2)
District Geographic Area Forest Cover Scrub
Dense Forest Open Forest Total Percent
Bokaro 1,929 270 304 574 29.76 58
Chatra 3,732 945 950 1,895 50.78 35
Deoghar 2,479 73 15 88 3.55 3
Dhanbad 2,996 70 104 174 5.81 21
Dumka(includes Jamtara) 6,212 231 257 488 7.86 109
Garhwa 4,092 670 705 1,375 33.60 59
Giridih 4,963 324 459 783 15.78 26
Godda 2,110 163 227 390 18.48 22
Gumla(includes Simdega) 9,077 1,231 1,255 2,486 27.39 58
Hazaribagh 5,998 909 1,253 2,162 36.05 66
Kodarma 1,435 229 387 616 42.93 3
Lohardaga 1,491 392 165 557 37.36 11
Pakur 1,571 79 215 294 18.71 17
Palamu(includes Latehar) 8,657 2,616 1,244 3,860 44.59 205
Paschimi Singhbhum 9,907 2,103 1,624 3,727 37.62 84
Purbi Singhbhum(includes Saraikela) 3,533 597 288 885 25.05 60
Ranchi 7,698 735 997 1,732 22.50 68
Sahibganj 1,834 150 401 551 30.04 71
Total 79,714 11,787 10,850 22,637 28.40 976

 

Top 5 Districts of Jharkhand with highest total forest cover

 

 

 Rank District
Forest cover (Area in km. sq.)
 1 Palamu(includes Latehar) 3,860
 2 Paschimi Singhbhum
3,727
 3 Gumla(includes Simdega) 2,486
 4 Hazaribagh 2,162
 5 Chatra 1,895

 


Bottom 5 Districts of Jharkhand with lowest total forest cover

 

 

Rank District
Forest Cover
 1
Deoghar 88
 2 Dhanbad 174
 3 Pakur 294
 4 Godda
390
 5 Dumka(includes Jamtara)    
488

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