Daily Archives: October 14, 2011

There are no forests in most of Bihar!

We know the world forest cover is at about 31 per cent. We know, too, that the average in India has fallen to about 21-23 per cent in the last 50 years. Felling of forests since 1860 has claimed nearly 60 per cent of what existed then.

A shocker is that Bihar is one of the states with the most scant forest cover: 17 out of the 38 districts in the state have no forest cover at all. In North Bihar, the forest cover is a mere 1.92 per cent.

(Photo source: internet)

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