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Progress of Afforestation from 2007-08 to 2014-15

September 28, 2016 Author : OGD PMU Team

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The area afforested was 493 thousand hectares during the year 2007-08. The cumulative area afforested since the first Five Year Plan Period (1951-56) grew to 37523 thousand hectares in 2007-08.

The area afforested was 173 thousand hectares during the year 2008-09. It decreased by -320 thousand hectares as compared to 2007-08. In percentage terms, the decrease was -64.91%. The cumulative area afforested grew to 37696 thousand hectares in 2008-09. The area afforested was 104 thousand hectares during the year 2009-10. It decreased by -69 thousand hectares as compared to 2008-09. In percentage terms, the decrease was -39.88%. The cumulative area afforested grew to 37800 thousand hectares in 2009-10.

The area afforested was 57 thousand hectares during the year 2010-11. It decreased by -47 thousand hectares as compared to 2009-10. In percentage terms, the decrease was -45.19%. The cumulative area afforested grew to 37857 thousand hectares in 2010-11.The area afforested was 141 thousand hectares during the year 2011-12. It increased by 84 thousand hectares as compared to 2010-11. In percentage terms, the increase was 147.37%. The cumulative area afforested grew to 37998 thousand hectares in 2011-12.The area afforested was 56 thousand hectares during the year 2012-13. It decreased by -85 thousand hectares as compared to 2011-12. In percentage terms, the decrease was -60.28%. The cumulative area afforested grew to 38054 thousand hectares in 2012-13.

The area afforested was 81 thousand hectares during the year 2013-14. It increased by 25 thousand hectares as compared to 2012-13. In percentage terms, the increase was 44.64%. The cumulative area afforested grew to 38135 thousand hectares in 2013-14.The area afforested was 74 thousand hectares during the year 2014-15. It decreased by -7 thousand hectares as compared to 2013-14. In percentage terms, the decrease was -8.64%. The cumulative area afforested grew to 38209 thousand hectares in 2014-15.

The maximum absolute annual growth in area afforested of 84 thousand hectares was recorded in the year 2011-12 during the period under consideration. The maximum annual growth in percentage terms in area afforested of 147.37% was also recorded in the year 2011-12 during the period under consideration.

Note: Data values are in one sq. km = 100 hectares; Original Source: Ministry of Environment and Forests and also published in statistical year book 2016 by MOSPI.

Resource Title: Progress of Afforestation Through Successive Plans from 1951-56 to 2014-15

Link of Catalog used: https://data.gov.in/catalog/progress-afforestation-through-successive-plans

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Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
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