Long term forests cover change

Multi-source and multi-temporal data from earliest possible topographical maps and satellite remote sensing datasets were used to map the forest cover in the country over last eight decades (1930, 1975, 1985, 1995, 2005 and 2013/2014). Forest fraction cover information was hosted on Bhuvan-Forest Fraction Cover.

Studies are carried out on overall annual net rate of deforestation over long term, deforestation rate at regional level. It contributes for the evaluation of biodiversity. Fractional forest cover maps and forest type maps of Indiawere hosted on Bhuvan website for decision makers, extension agencies and researchers for understanding regional level forest cover changes and studies related to vegetation-climate modeling.