India: Forest area, percent

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Forest area, percent of total land area

 Latest value 24.3
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2020
 Average 23
 Min - Max 21.5 - 24.3
 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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Recent values chart
India - Forest area, percent - recent values

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India - Forest area, percent - historical chart - 1990-2020

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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