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Himachal Pradesh has 4.8% of India's forest cover (June Week #4 (2015))
SHIMLA: Out of total 55,673 sq km geographic area in the state, the forest comprises 37,033 sq km, which is 4.80% of total forests in the country. According to Forest Survey of India report 2013, the state had 14,683 sq km area green cover, which was only
11,780 sq km in the year 1991 thus due to intensive plantation programmes, the state's green cover has swelled by over 2,900 sq km in the past 22 years, an official said on Monday. He said plantation has been carried out on 29,745 hectares in the past two
fiscals.

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