Forests of Assam



Forestry is a vital sector of the State. The State Forest Department has been entrusted the maintenance and management of Forest, Forest Product and Wild life in the State. In the recent past the importance of environment protection and conservation of natural resources has been given wide attention at state and national level. As a result various NGO’s with the Forest Department has come forward to protect and maintain the Forestry sector of the State. The State of Assam is enriched with extensive forest area and wealth like valuable forest products and also rich with different species and strains of flora and faunas. People of Assam from time immemorial have also depended upon the forests to meet their daily needs.


The recorded forest area of Assam is 26,832 sq. Km accounting for 34.21 percent of its geographical area as per India State Forest Report, 2013. In the recorded forest area Reserved Forests constitute 66.58 percent and unclassed Forests 33.42 percent


Statistics of Forest in Assam, 2011-12 and 2012-13:


Forest Division wise area under Forest in Assam, 2011 and 2013:


Year wise Production of Forest Products of Assam, 2009-10 to 2012-13:


Forest division wise out turn of Timber, Fuel-wood and Minor Forest Products in Assam, 2010-11 and 2012-13:


Revenue Earned by the Forest Department in Assam, 2010-11 to 2012-13:


Statistics on Forest Roads in Assam, 2012 and 2013:


Area of the National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Assam, 2012-13:


Forest and Tree Resources in Assam according to India State of Forest Report 2013: