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
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|
|Purbi Singhbhum(includes Saraikela)||3,533||597||288||885||25.05||60|
Top 5 Districts of Jharkhand with highest total forest cover
||Forest cover (Area in km. sq.)
Bottom 5 Districts of Jharkhand with lowest total forest cover
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