Forest Lands in Orissa



RECORDED FOREST 58,136 sq km (37.34% OF TOTAL LAND AREA)
RESERVED FOREST 45.29% OF TOTAL FOREST
PROTECTED FOREST 26.7% OF TOTAL FOREST
UNCLASSED FOREST 28.01%
ACTUAL FOREST COVER 4.7 MILLION HA (30% OF TOTAL LAND)
DENSE FOREST 18.01% OF STATE'S LAND AREA
OPEN FOREST 12.96% OF STATE'S LAND AREA
SCRUB FOREST 3.05% OF STATE'S LAND AREA
PER CAPITA FOREST 0.18 HA (based on older data, prob. 2003 forest survey)
DEGRADED FOREST LAND ALMOST 50% OF FOREST LAND
AFFORESTATION DONE OVER(1951-2000) 1.83 MILLION HA
TOTAL NATIONAL PARK 2
BIOSPHERE RESERVE 1 (SIMLIPAL TIGER RESERVE)
TOTAL WILD LIFE SANCTUARY 18
MARINE SANCTUARY GAHIRAMATHA OLIVE RIDDLEY SEA TURTLE
FIRST RESOLUTION ON JFM 1988 FOLLOWED IN 1993,1996
TOTAL JFM COMMITTEE (1999-2000) 11020
TOTAL AREA UNDER JFM (1999-2000) 6 LAKH HA
TOTAL FOREST REVENUE (1999-2000) Rs.868 MILLION (APPROX) OR 1.5% OF STATE REVENUE
TOTAL FOREST REVENUE (1999-2000) 11020
TIMBER & FIREWOOD Rs. 64.5 MILLION
BAMBOO Rs. 85.2 MILLION
KENDU LEAF Rs.635.0 MILLION
OTHERS Rs. 83.3 MILLION

(Data drawn from website of Forest Development Corporation, Government of Orissa, and updated where available from State of Forests Report 2005, Forest Survey of India)

For a chart of actual forest cover in Orissa's forest districts, see the Orissa chapter of the State of Forests Report 2005, Forest Survey of India.