J&K registers phenomenal increase in forest cover during last two years
A total of 42 forest types are found in the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh, which are the highest in the country
Adding another feather in its cap, Jammu and Kashmir has registered a phenomenal increase in forest cover during the last two years and figured at 4th position in the country. As per the latest India State of Forest Report 2019, the forests of J&K have recorded the highest growing stock of wood per unit area, which is 144.16 cubic meter per hectare. It has also recorded the highest diversity of herbs in the country.
A total of 42 forest types are found in the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh, which are the highest in the country and denotes the diversity of forest ecosystems in J&K. The increase in the forest cover recorded by the FSI Report is the outcome of consistent reforestation efforts including mega plantation drives by the forest department and effective implementation of Forest related policies. The aforestation activities are being promoted at every level with improved techniques in challenging environments.