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As per the ‘State of Forest Report 2001’ published by Forest Survey of India, Dehradun, the forest cover of Maharashtra is 47482 sq. km. (30894 sq. km. ‘dense forests’ with crown density above 40 percent and the remaining 16588 sq. km. being ‘open forests’ with crown density falling between 10 to 40 percent. The forest cover in the state has been showing increasing trends in the 1997, 1999 and 2001 assessments. In the 2001 assessment, the increase in forest cover in the State has been recorded as 810 sq km over the 1999 assessment.

 

 
District wise forest cover in Maharashtra (Area in Sq Km)
 

District

Geographical Area

Dense Forests

Open Forests

Total

Mangrove

Dense

Open

Scrub

Ahmednagar

17048

194

119

313

?

?

379

Akola

5390

204

157

361

?

?

39

Amravati

12210

2193

944

3137

?

?

136

Aurangabad

10107

148

341

489

?

?

371

Bhandara

3588

686

241

927

?

?

29

Beed

10693

206

55

261

?

?

389

Mumbai City

157

0

1

2

0

1

0

Mumbai Sub Urban

446

53

29

82

15

11

3

Buldhana

9661

233

386

619

?

?

77

Chandrapur

11443

2755

1192

3947

?

?

84

Dhule

7189

96

397

493

?

?

151

Gadchiroli

14412

7852

2204

10056

?

?

54

Gondia

5733

1636

538

2174

?

?

43

Hingoli

4686

48

69

117

?

?

74

Jalgaon

11765

451

791

1242

?

?

106

Jalna

7718

85

17

102

?

?

60

Raigarh

7152

1214

1074

2288

31

3

375

Kolhapur

7685

1145

669

1814

?

?

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