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Forest Map of India

Forest map of India
Description :  India Map showing area covering forests Disclaimer
Facts File
Estimated about 20 percent of India's area is covered by the forest
India is among the top ten countries which are forest rich and ranks first in consuming fuel wood
India has large amount of non wood forests- Latex, gum, aroma chemicals, medicines etc
Classification of Forests:Tropical evergreen forests, Himalayan Vegetation, Tropical Desiduous Forest or Monsoon forests, Mangrove forests of coastal area, Tropical Thorn and Shrubs Forest.
Tropical Evergreen Forest found in Western Ghats, North Eastern Regions and in Andaman and Nicobar. Spices found Rosewood, Gurjan, Mahogany, Ebony
Himalayan Vegetation found in the high altitude of Himalaya. At a height of 1000-1500 Meter, Sal, Teak, Bamboo grows and at an altitude of 3000-3500 Meter, Pine, Oak, Deodar, Cedar grows
Mangrove Forest also known as Tidal Forest found in the mouths of river Ganges, Brahmaputra, Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna
Tropical Deciduous Forest largest type of forest found in Indian sates - West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra etc. Main trees of these forest are - Teak, Sal, Deodar, Sisam, Mahua, Palash, Bamboo, Arjun, Ebony
Tropical Thorn and Shrubs Forest found in Indian States - Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana. Trees found in this forest are - Neem, Date, Cacti, Palm, Acacia