* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
India: Forest area, sq. km: For that indicator, FAO provides data for India from 1990 to 2016. The average value for India during that period was 671292.9 sq. km with a minumum of 639390 sq. km in 1990 and a maximum of 708604 sq. km in 2016. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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.