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India - Forest area as a share of land area

23.8
(%)
in 2015

Forest area as a share of land area of India increased from 21.8 % in 1996 to 23.8 % in 2015 growing at an average annual rate of 0.46 %.

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Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens.

Date Value Change, %
2015 23.8 0.25 %
2014 23.7 0.25 %
2013 23.7 0.25 %
2012 23.6 0.25 %
2011 23.5 0.26 %
2010 23.5 0.60 %
2009 23.3 0.60 %
2008 23.2 0.61 %
2007 23.1 0.61 %
2006 22.9 0.61 %
2005 22.8 0.69 %
2004 22.6