Meghalaya Forest Lands


Recorded Forest Area: 9496 sq kim, or 42.34% of the area of the State.
(State of Forests Report 2005, Forest Survey of India)

But of this, only the following area - roughly 4.4% of the area of the State - is actually controlled by the Forest Department.


Sl No.
1

Class of Forests
2

Area (in Sq. Km.)
3

1

Reserved Forests

713.12

2

Protected Forests

  12.39

3

National Parks (including proposed)

267.48

4

Wild life Sanctuaries

34.20

Total

1,027.19


(Meghalaya Forest Department website, http://megforest.gov.in)

Forests in the Autonomous District Councils are not controlled by the Forest Department.

For district-wise details on actual forest cover, see the Meghalaya chapter of the State of Forests Report 2005, Forest Survey of India.