Forests | VOL. 11, ISSUE 68, September-October 2011 |

Forests in India: Statistics speaks

The forests in India, home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna, also help in the prevention of floods and soil erosion apart from being responsible for water and oxygen. Forests are widely exploited for timber, fuelwood, charcoal, medicines, food, trees, habitat and recreation. The Forest Survey of India (FSI), under the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests, has been entrusted with the responsibility of monitoring the forest and tree cover. India is among the few countries in the...

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