Forests | VOL. 9, ISSUE 56, September-October 2009 |

India’s Carbon Sinks

India’s forest cover accounts for 20.6 per cent of the total geographical area of the country as of 2005. In addition, tree cover accounts for 2.8 per cent of India’s geographical area. Forest cover is defined as all lands, more than one hectare in area with a tree canopy density of more than 10 per cent, while, tree cover is defined as tree patches outside recorded forest areas exclusive of forest cover and less than the minimum mappable area of...

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