India: Forest area, percent

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 India

Forest area, percent of total land area

 Latest value 24.3
 Reference 2020
 Measure percent
 Source FAO

For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1990 to 2020. The average value for India during that period was 23 percent with a minimum of 21.5 percent in 1990 and a maximum of 24.3 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2020 is 24.3 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 194 countries is 31.8 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens.
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