PANAJI: Forests Minister Vishwajit Rane declared that at 60.62 per cent forest cover, Goa hailed as one of the greenest States in the nation according to the Forest Survey of India (FSI) report.
According to Rane, Goa’s forest cover amounts to about 2,244.21 sq km, or roughly 60.62 percent, of the state’s total 3,702 sq km of land.
“Goa is one of the greenest States in the nation, with 60.62 percent of its land area covered in forests compared to the planned national aim of 33 percent under the Indian Forest Policy,” said Rane
According to him, the FSI’s yearly reports on the assessment of the country’s forest cover noted an increase of almost 9,300 acres in Goa’s forest cover since 2009.
Statistics shows that South Goa has the greatest forest cover, covering around 1308.49 sq km in 2021 compared to 1,304.58 sq km in 2019.
According to statistics from 2021, there are forests covering 935.72 sq km in the North, up from 932.91 sq km in 2009.