Forest & Tree Cover of Delhi

Para 4.1 of the National Forest Policy, 1988 provides that a minimum of 1-3rd of the total land area of the country should be under forest or tree cover.In the hills and in mountainous regions, the aim should be to maintain 2-3rd of the area under such cover in order to prevent erosion and land degradation and to ensure stability of the fragile eco-system. Taking the above strategy in view, the Govt. of NCT of Delhi is making all endeavors to meet the national goal as set by the Central Govt. and is constantly adding to the Green Cover of the State which is reflected the change in Forest and Tree Cover given below:

District-wise forest cover of Delhi as per the India State of Forest Report, 2015

Data Source: Forest Survey of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests, G.O.I.  http://www.delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm/connect/doit_forest/Forest/Home/Forests+of+Delhi/

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