Forest Area Information
Forest Area Information

Forest Area Information

Table-1 : Agro-Climatic Zones of the State
Zone Name Of Zone Reported Area In "00" Ha. % To Total Area
A Heavy rainfall zone of South
(Average annual rainfall 1500mm)
A-I : Sub-Zone hilly areas
A-II : Sub-Zone plain areas
6,300.7
2,748.9
3.43
1.50
Sub Total 6,049.6 4.93
B Moderate to heavy rainfall zone of South Gujarat
(Average annual rainfall 1000-1500 mm)
10,290.8 5.61
C Moderate rainfall zone of Central Gujarat (Average annual rainfall 800-1000 mm) 22,312.1 12.15
D Dry zone of North Gujarat
(Average annual rainfall 625-875 mm)
22,986.9 12.53
E Arid Zone of North-west Gujarat
(Average annual rainfall 250-500mm)
57,462.8 31.32
F Arid cum dry zone of North Saurashtra
(Average annual rainfall 400-700 mm)
34,966.9 19.06
G South Saurashtra zone
(Average annual rainfall 750-1000 mm)
16,747.4 9.14
H Bhal and coastal areas zone
(Average annual rainfall 625-1000 mm)
9,679.0 5.27
Total 1,83,495.5 100.00
Table-2 : District Wise Forest Area (sq km) of the State
Sr. No. District Division Circle Geographical Area of District Reserved Forest Protected Forests Un-classed Forests Total Forest Area
1 Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Ahmedabad 7170.00 45.80 1.09 59.93 106.82
2 Amreli Gir (East) Junagadh WL 302.28 0.00 37.37 339.65
Gir (West) Junagadh WL 0.28 0.00 0.00 0.28
Gir (East) & Gir (West) Junagadh WL 7397.00
Total 7397.00 302.56 0.00 37.37 339.93
3 Anand Anand Ahmedabad 2941.00 0.00 410.83 0.00 410.83
4 Banaskantha Banaskantha Gandhinagar NGWL 10757.00 519.97 13.32 573.92 1107.21
5 Surat Bharuch Sub Div Surat 4418.00 233.44 0.06 12.35 245.85
6 Dahod Baria Vadodara   815.37 0.00 0.00 815.37
Vadodara WL Vadodara WL 68.78 0.00 0.00 68.78
Baria , Vadodara WL Vadodara, Vadodara WL 3646.00
Total 3646.00 884.15 0.00 0.00 884.15
7 Dangs Dangs(N) Valsad 458.25 101.81 0.00 560.06
Dangs(S) Valsad 385.51 89.11 0.00 474.62
Dangs(N) , Dangs(S) Valsad 1764.00
Total 1764.00 843.76 190.92 0.00 1034.68
8 Gandhinagar Gandhinagar Gandhinagar 20.68 0.00 0.00 20.68
Gandhinagar GEER Foundation 0.00 4.28 0.00 4.28
Gandhinagar Gandhinagar, GEER Foundation 2163.00
Total 2163.00 20.68 4.28 0.00 24.96
9 Mehsana Gandhinagar Gandhinagar 4384.00 71.51 0.00 0.01 71.52
10 Kheda Nadiad Ahmedabad   0.00 75.07 0.00 75.07
Gandhinagar Gandhinagar 20.45 0.45 0.15 21.05
Nadiad , Gandhinagar Ahmedabad , Gandhinagar 3667.00
Total 3667.00 20.45 75.52 0.15 96.12
11 Jamnagar Jamnagar Junagadh   271.61 0.00 0.00 271.61
    MNP Jamnagar MNP Jamnagar   31.56 6.42 769.05 807.03
    Jamnagar, MNP Jamnagar Jamnagar, MNP Jamnagar 8441.00        
  Total     8441.00 303.17 6.42 769.05 1078.64
12 Porbandar Junagadh Junagadh   47.98 0.00 0.00 47.98
    Porbandar Junagadh WL   195.93 0.00 2.99 198.92
    Junagadh, Porbandar Junagadh, Junagadh WL 2298.00        
  Total     2298.00 243.91 0.00 2.99 246.9
13 Junagadh Gir (West) Junagadh WL 956.10 57.56 2.98 1016.64
Gir (East) Junagadh WL 327.85 0.00 0.00 327.85
Sakkarbaug Junagadh WL 0.65 0.00 0.00 0.65
Gir (West) , Gir (East) , Junagadh , Sakkarbaug Junagadh WL , Junagadh 5092.00
Total 5092.00 1284.6 57.56 2.98 1345.1
14 Kachchh Kachchh(E) Kachchh 411.68 0.02 550.67 962.37
Kachchh(W) Kachchh 1468.17 0.00 711.22 2179.39
Banni Kachchh 0.00 2496.74 0.00 2496.74
Kachchh(E) , Kachchh(W) , Banni Kachchh 45652.00
Total 45652.00 1879.85 2496.76 1261.89 5638.50
15 Narmada Narmada Vadodara WL 2755.00 1083.53 1.27 58.11 1142.91
16 Navsari Valsad (N) Valsad 218.37 0.00 32.33 250.70
    Valsad (S) Valsad   20.40 0.00 3.59 23.99
    Valsad (N), Valsad (S) Valsad 2209.00        
  Total     2209.00 238.77 0.00 35.92 274.69
17 Valsad Valsad (N) Valsad   387.90 0.00 0.00 387.90
    Valsad (S) Valsad   527.83 18.59 3.21 549.63
    Valsad (N), Valsad (S) Valsad 3035.00        
  Total     3035.00 915.73 18.59 3.21 937.53
18 Panchmahals Godhra Vadodara 566.97 1.41 9.75 578.13
VadodaraWL Vadodara WL   107.63 0.00 0.00 107.63
Godhra , Vadodara WL Vadodara, Vadodara WL 3226.00
Total 3226.00 674.60 1.41 9.75 685.76
19 Patan Patan Kachchh 5730.00 476.96 6.30 1.38 484.64
20 Rajkot Rajkot Junagadh 7550.00 0.00 170.95 0.00 170.95
21 Sabarkantha Sabarkantha Gandhinagar 4180.00 478.48 0.31 336.24 815.03
22 Aravali Aravali Gandhinagar 3210.00 300.40 0.91 147.26 448.57
23 Surat Surat Surat 4418.00 489.08 0.00 7.64 496.72
24 Tapi Tapi Surat 3239.00 883.16 1.97 22.48 907.61
25 Surendranagar Surendranagar Junagadh 192.67 0.00 89.36 282.03
Surendranagar Ahmedabad 0.00 22.47 0.00 22.47
Dhrangadhra Gandhinagar NGWL 86.93 4.55 31.30 122.78
Surendranagar, Dhrangadhra Junagadh , Ahmedabad , NGWL Gandhinagar 9271.00
Total 9271.00 279.6 27.02 120.66 427.28
26 Vadodara Mahisagar Vadodara 4113.00 20.83 0.00 0.00 20.83
27 Chhotaudepur Chhotaudepur Vadodara 697.96 0.00 0.00 697.96
Vadodara WL Vadodara WL 22.75 0.00 0.00 22.75
    Chhotaudepur, Vadodara WL Vadodara, Vadodara WL 3436.00        
Total 3436.00 720.71 0.00 0.00 720.71
28 Morbi Rajkot Junagadh   0.00 15.01 2.61 17.62
    Morbi Rajkot   77.52 0.10 114.23 191.85
    MNP Jamnagar MNP Jamnagar   0.00 0.00 93.36 93.36
    Dhrangadhra Gandhinagar NGWL   74.82 0.00 0.00 74.82
    Rajkot, Morbi, MNP Jamnagar Junagadh, Rajkot, MNP Jamnagar 4871.00        
  Total     4871.00 152.34 15.11 210.20 377.65
29 Devbhumi Dwarka Devbhumi Dwarka Rajkot 69.87 0.00 38.24 108.11
    MNP Jamnagar MNP Jamnagar   5.87 0.19 321.41 327.47
    Porbandar Junagadh WL   73.37 1.72 0.26 75.35
    Devbhumi Dwarka, MNP Jamnagar, Porbandar Rajkot, MNP Jamnagar, Junagadh WL 5684.00        
  Total     5684.00 149.11 1.91 359.91 510.93
30 Botad Bhavnagar Junagadh 2563.00 35.67 0.00 0.00 35.67
31 Bhavnagar Bhavnagar Junagadh   184.09 0.00 0.00 184.09
    BNP Bhavnagar Junagadh WL   71.36 0.00 0.00 71.36
    Bhavnagar, BNP Bhavnagar Junagadh, Junagadh WL 8335.00        
  Total     8335.00 255.45 0.00 0.00 255.45
32 Gir Somnath Gir Somnath Junagadh   15.19 0.00 2.56 17.75
    Gir (E) Junagadh WL   16.27 0.01 24.93 41.21
    Gir (W) Junagadh WL   61.30 61.30 7.45 130.05
    Gir Somnath, Gir (E), Gir (W) Rajkot, Junagadh WL 3754.00        
  Total     3754.00 92.76 61.31 34.94 189.01
33 Mahisagar Godhra Ahmedabad 2546.00 575.90 3.22 40.33 619.45
Grand Total 196024.00 14329.73 3925.04 4259.69 21790.78
Table-3 : Changes in total Forest Area of the State from 1991 to 2018
Sr. No. Year Reserved Forest Protected Forest Un-classed Forest Total Forests % to total Geographical Area
1 2017-2018 14769.58 3001.40 4102.44 21909.00 11.18
2 2016-2017 14594.92 2884.11 4420.46 21899.49 11.17
3 2015-2016 14596.14 3299.37 4407.14 22302.64 11.38
4 2014-2015 14529.12 2886.68 4404.32 21820.12 11.13
5 2013-2014 14470.99 2896.80 4171.48 21539.27 10.99
6 2012-2013 14387.16 2888.85 4388.98 21664.99 11.05
7 2011-2012 14373.10 2886.53 4387.81 21647.44 11.04
8 2010-2011 14368.14 389.56 4388.13 19145.83 9.76
9 2009-2010 14368.27 389.31 4386.76 19144.34 9.76
10 2008-2009 14364.55 389.31 4386.57 19140.43 9.76
11 2007-2008 14349.24 389.27 4387.61 19126.12 9.76
12 2006-2007 14270.94 383.27 4429.94 19084.15 9.74
13 2005-2006 14271.40 379.13 4422.70 19073.23 9.73
14 2004-2005 14263.70 378.85 4431.85 19074.40 9.73
15 2003-2004 14225.56 378.82 4488.93 19093.31 9.74
16 2002-2003 14257.09 378.12 4459.31 19094.52 9.74
17 2001-2002 14126.38 377.56 4509.97 19013.91 9.70
18 2000-2001 14155.18 394.85 4562.51 19112.54 9.75
19 1999-2000 13903.77 395.96 4699.78 18999.51 9.69
20 1998-1999 13724.07 388.18 4721.21 18833.46 9.61
21 1997-1998 13696.04 388.12 4746.21 18830.37 9.61
22 1996-1997 13694.70 387.99 4732.45 18815.14 9.60
23 1995-1996 13704.10 388.37 4775.81 18868.28 9.63
24 1994-1995 13832.97 997.53 4575.26 19405.76 9.90
25 1993-1994 13818.83 997.43 4576.76 19393.02 9.89
26 1992-1993 13820.01 995.31 4577.15 19392.47 9.89
27 1991-1992 13817.51 998.09 4563.71 19379.31 9.89
Table-6 : The area of preparation of working plan by different Working plan officers.
Sr. No. Office / Post District of Working Area
1 Chief Conservator of Forest Working Circle, Surat Surat, Valsad, Navsari, Tapi, Narmada, Bharuch
2 Conservator of Forests Working Circle, Vadodara Sabarkantha, Aravali, Banaskantha, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Panchmahal, Mahisagar, Dahod, Kheda, Anand, Mehsana
3 Conservator of Forests Working Circle, Junagadh Kachchh, Patan, Surendranagar, Jamnagar, Devbhoomi Dwarika, Rajkot, Morbi, Bhavnagar, Botad, Amreli, Porbandar, Gir-Somnath, Junagadh
Table-7 : The details of the area covered under various Working Plans & its Present status.
Sr. No. Working plan Time period Covered division Up to Which Date Extension Has Been Given Current Status
1 Baria 2008-09 to 2017-18 Baria - Working Plan is currently in force
2 Panchmahals & Kheda 2008-09 to 2017-18 Godhara, Nadiad - Working Plan is currently in force
3 Vyara 1999-2000 to 2018-19 Vyara - Working Plan is currently in force
4 Banni Protected forest, Kachchh 2009-10 to 2019-20 Banni Grassland Division - Working Plan is currently in force
5 Jamnagar 2012-13 to 2021-22 Jamnagar - Working Plan is currently in force
6 Rajkot 2012-13 to 2021-22 Rajkot - Working Plan is currently in force
7 Banaskantha 2004-05 to 2013-14 Banaskantha, Patan 31-03-2016 Final Draft Working Plan is under Preparation
8 Rajpipla 2005-06 to 2014-15 Narmada, Surat, Bharuch 31-03-2016 Final Draft Working Plan is under Preparation
9 Junagadh 2004-05 to 2013-14 Junagadh, Porbandar 31-03-2016 Final Draft Working Plan is under Preparation
10 Surendranagar 2004-05 to 2013-14 Surendranagar 31-03-2016 Final Draft Working Plan is under Preparation
11 Kachchh 2003-04 to 2012-13 Kachchh east, Kachchh west 15-09-2015 Final Draft Working Plan is under Preparation
12 Valsad 2004-05 to 2013-14 Valsad south, Valsad north 31-03-2016 Final Draft Working Plan is under Preparation
13 Bhavnagar 2002-03 to 2011-12 Bhavnagar 15-09-2015 Final Draft Working Plan has been approved in the State level Committee Meeting on 12/9/2014, to be sent to Government of India for approval
14 Chhotaudepur 2003-04 to 2012-13 Chhotaudepur 15-09-2015 Final Draft Working Plan has been approved in the State level Committee Meeting on 12/9/2014, to be sent to Government of India for approval
15 Dangs 1997-98 to 2012-13 Dang north & south 31-03-2028 The Working Plan has been extended for the next 15 years by the state level committee
16 Gandhinagar 2002-03 to 2011-12 Gandhinagar 15-09-2015 Final Draft of Working Plan is to be approved in the State level committee
17 Sabarkantha 2003-04 to 2012-13 Sabarkantha, Sabarkantha (north ) 15-09-2015 Final Draft of Working Plan is to be approved in the State level committee
Table-8 : Region wise distribution of mangrove cover in Gujarat
Mangrove Regions Districts Mangrove Cover (sq km) % of Total
Kachchh Kachchh 786 71.00
Gulf of Kachchh Jamnagar, Rajkot, Porbandar, Devbhoomi Dwarika (Area including Marine National Park and Sanctuary) 178 16.07
Saurashtra Amreli, Junagadh, Gir- Somnath 3 0.27
South Gujarat Bhavnagar, Ahmedabad, Anand, Bharuch, Surat, Navsari and Valsad 140 12.64
Total 1107 1107.00
Table-10 : District wise mangrove cover of the State (area in sq km)
Sr. No. District Very dense mangrove Moderately Dense Mangrove Open Mangrove Total Change w.r.t. 2011
1 Ahmedabad 0 1 35 36 6
2 Amreli 0 0 2 2 1
3 Anand 0 0 8 8 8
4 Bharuch 0 16 28 44 1
5 Bhavnagar 0 6 5 11 -8
6 Jamnagar 0 28 139 167 8
7 Junagadh 0 0 1 1 0
8 Kachchh 0 118 671 789 11
9 Navsari 0 0 13 13 12
10 Porbandar 0 0 1 1 1
11 Rajkot 0 1 3 4 2
12 Surat 0 5 16 21 1
13 Vadodara 0 0 3 3 1
14 Valsad 0 0 3 3 1
Total 0 175 928 1103 45
Table-11 : Change in mangrove cover of Gujarat over the last decade
Year Mangrove cover (sq km)
2017 3600
2015 1107
2013 1103
2011 1058
2009 1046
2005 991
2003 916
2001 911
Table-12 : Mangrove Plantations developed in Gujarat during 2011 to 2016
Region Mangrove plantations (ha) raised during 2011-12 Mangrove plantations (ha) raised during 2012-13 Mangrove plantations (ha) raised during 2013-14 Mangrove plantations (ha) raised during 2014-15 Mangrove plantations (ha) raised during 2015-16 Mangrove plantations (ha) raised during 2016-17 Mangrove plantations (ha) raised during 2017-18
Gulf of Kachchh 1695 3900 2100 2910   1800 4920 3880
Gulf of Khambhat 4040 3875 2250 2250 200 3240 600
Surat 545 1250 1100 800   0 920 800
Total 6280 9025 5450 5960 2000 9080 5280
Grand Total   43075
Table-13 : Region wise potential area for Mangrove Development in the State
Region Potential Area Number (PAN) Zone A (ha.) Zone B (ha.) Zone C (ha.) Total (ha)
Gulf of Khambhat and South Gujarat PAN1 to PAN70 20129.68 37492.41 21542.08 79135.17
Saurashtra PAN148 to PAN149 5.00 4.50 5.60 15.11
Kachchh PAN71 to PAN127 209360.7 2610.6 12659.04 224630.3
Gulf of Kachchh PAN128 to PAN 147 1520.04 1503.02 5592.19 8615.25
Total (ha) 231015.8 41611.43 39799.14 312396.3
Total (sq km) 2310.15 416.11 397.99 3123.96
Table-14 : District wise distribution of Potential Area in the State
Region District Potential Area Name No. of Potential Area Potential Area (ha) in zone A Potential Area (ha) in zone B Potential Area (ha) in zone C Potential Area Total (ha)
South Gujarat Valsad PAN 1 to PAN 6 6 785.61 725.18 153.40 1644.19
Navsari PAN 7 to PAN 15 9 490.96 4833.88 2980.65 8305.49
Surat PAN 16 to PAN 26 11 1512.94 4498.81 567.69 6570.44
Bharuch PAN 27 to PAN 42 16 8437.04 4621.70 879.66 13938.40
Anand PAN 43 to PAN 50 8 4283.00 9976.50 3591.49 17850.99
Ahmedabad PAN 51 to PAN 59 9 788.77 7310.06 12827.97 20926.80
Bhavnagar PAN 60 to PAN 70 11 3831.36 5526.28 541.22 9898.86
Sub-Total 70 20129.68 37492.41 21542.08 79135.17
Kachchh Abadasa PAN71 to PAN77 7 14459.75 0.00 2872.94 17332.89
Mandvi PAN78 1 1054.00 0.00 0.00 1054.00
Mundra PAN79 to PAN82 4 10863.92 2610.55 0.00 13474.47
Anjar PAN83 & PAN84 2 5523.90 0.00 0.00 5523.90
Gandhidham PAN85 1 1954.40 0.00 0.00 1954.40
Bhachau PAN86 to PAN89 4 67596.00 0.00 9404.52 77000.50
Lakhpat-main land PAN 90 to PAN95 6 10095.70 0.00 381.60 10477.30
Lakhpat-kori creek PAN96 to PAN95 32 97814.72 0.00 0.00 97916.72
Sub-Total 57 209362.40 2610.55 12659.06 224632.18
Saurastra Jamnagar PAN128 to PAN135 8 359.04 0 2739.67 3098.71
Devbhumi dwarka PAN136 to PAN146 11 1161 1486.59 2852.52 5500.11
Porbandar PAN147 1 0 16.43 0 16.43
Amreli PAN148 to PAN149 2 5 4.5 5.6 15.1
Sub-Total 22 1525.04 1507.52 5597.79 8630.35
Grand Total (ha) 231017.12 41610.48 39798.93 312397.70
Grand Total (sq km) 2310.17 416.10 397.99 3123.98
Table-15 : Major Management oriented Research works on mangroves of Gujarat
Sr. No. Research Funding Agency Implementation Agency
1 Change detection in the mangrove cover and biomass of Gujarat Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation
2 Pollination biology of three major mangrove species of Gujarat Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation
3 Floristic diversity, natural recruitment and socio-economic relevance of mangrove habitats of South Gujarat IUCN, MFF Programme Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation
4 Mangrove Atlas ICZM, World Bank Gujarat Ecology Commission
5 Potential Area mapping for mangrove restoration in South Gujarat Department of Climate Change, Government of Gujarat Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation
6 Carbon sequestration by mangroves of Gujarat Department of Climate Change, Government of Gujarat Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation
7 Potential Area mapping for mangrove restoration in Kachchh Gujarat Forest Department Gujarat Info Petro Limited
8 Potential Area mapping for mangrove restoration in Saurashtra Gujarat Forest Department Gujarat Info Petro Limited
9 Pollination biology of three rare mangrove species of Gujarat Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation
Table-16 : District wise Distribution of reserved and non reserved vidis (grasslands)
Sr. No. District Reserved vidi No Reserved vidi Area (ha ) Non Reserved vidi No Non Reserved vidi Area (ha ) Total vidi No Total vidi Area (ha )
1 Amreli 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Junagadh 81 31055.01 346 15122.54 427 46177.55
3 Porbandar 2 2147.84 17 2112.4 19 4260.24
4 Jamnagar 9 3839.11 57 2301.87 66 6140.98
5 Rajkot 18 6369.19 122 5026.64 140 11395.83
6 Devboomi Dwarka 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
7 Gir Somnath 1 51.44 2 50.16 3 101.6
8 Morbi 6 4910.81 36 2468.14 42 7378.95
9 Bhavnagar 18 7205.82 28 1084.23 46 8290.05
10 Botad 5 622.36 10 497.85 15 1120.21
11 Surendranagar 5 3412.8 12 486.55 17 3899.35
12 Kachchh 16 16641.21 39 28474.69 55 45115.9
13 Panchmahal 1 754.04 0 0.00 1 754.04
14 Dahod 5 5767 0 0.00 5 5767
15 Chhotaudepur 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
16 Valsad 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
17 Bharuch/Narmada 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
18 Dang 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
19 Surat/Tapi 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
20 Tapi 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
21 Banaskantha 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
Grand Total 167 82776.63 669 57625.07 836 140401.7
Table-17 : Grass collection from reserved grasslands of different Divisions
Sr. No. District 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 Total
1 Rajkot 3.50 6.61 11.17 21.27 42.55
2 Morbi 0.00 1.13 0.32 2.53 3.98
3 Surendranagar 0.53 4.72 2.32 3.64 11.21
4 Bhavnagar 14.02 17.69 12.55 22.44 66.70
5 Botad 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.90 0.90
6 Junagadh 9.44 5.99 2.79 16.12 34.34
7 Gir Somnath 0.00 0.16 0.00 1.25 0.41
8 Porbandar 0.14 5.97 1.51 7.30 14.92
9 Devbhoomi Dwarika 0.00 1.64 0.00 0.00 1.64
10 Jamnagar 0.33 9.66 18.99 19.98 48.96
11 Amreli 3.51 2.27 2.56 2.15 10.49
12 Kachchh 0.26 2.18 0.11 3.62 6.17
13 Dahod 8.91 28.19 19.85 18.55 75.50
14 Panchmahal 0.00 12.56 7.15 6.68 26.39
15 Chhotaudepur 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.02 4.02
16 Dang 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.42 0.42
17 Valsad 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.26 1.26
18 Bharuch 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.40 0.40
19 Surat/Tapi 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.30 0.30
Total 40.64 98.77 79.32 131.83 350.56
Table-18 : Grass godowns in State and their storage capacity
Sr. No. District Division No. of Grass Godowns Grass Storage Capacity (lakh kg)
1 Kachchh Kachchh East and West 32 41.25
2 Junagadh Junagadh, Gir East and West 43 60.25
3 Amreli Gir east 19 31.25
4 Gir Somnath Gir west 2 3.20
5 Porbandar Junagadh and Porbandar 9 15.00
6 Jamnagar Jamnagar 28 44.00
7 Devbhumi Dwarka Jamnagar and Porbandar 5 4.00
8 Rajkot Rajkot 31 50.50
9 Morbi Rajkot and Dhangadhra 8 11.00
10 Bhavnagar Bhavnagar and Veraval national park 33 52.75
11 Botad Bhavnagar 4 6.50
12 Surendranagar Surendranagar and Dhangadhra 13 16.70
13 Panchmahal Godhara 23 31.50
14 Dahod Baria 41 72.60
15 Baroda Chhotaudepur 1 2.00
- Total
292 442.50
Table-19 : Distribution of collected grass by Revenue Department from 2001-2014
Sr. No Year Available grass buffer stock in Forest Dept. (Lakh kg) Issued stock according to Revenue Dept. (Lakh kg)
1 2014-15 261.09 176.59
2 2013-14 251.41 30.15
3 2012-13 213.08 62.67
4 2011-12 256.19 15.47
5 2010-11 280.15 51.13
6 2009-10 338.57 50.94
7 2008-09 321.16 12.98
8 2007-08 421.95 40.77
9 2006-07 438.64 53.1
10 2005-06 379.9 64.97
Table-20 : Division wise details about JFMCs
Sr. No Division No. of JFMCs Area under JFMCs (Ha)
1 Banaskantha 108 7791.13
2 Baria 293 39239.22
3 Bharuch 68 5935.00
4 Bhavnagar 52 8754.00
5 Chhotaudepur 349 62221.10
6 Dang (N) 129 20953.73
7 Dang (S) 120 4122.08
8 Gandhinagar 27 2154.66
9 Gir (E) 12 3932.62
10 Gir (W) 12 3353.72
11 Godhra 198 38796.87
12 Jamnagar 36 10905.00
13 Junagadh 74 4875.00
14 Kachchh (East) 53 26500.00
15 Kachchh (West) 109 40480.00
16 Nadiad 0 0.00
17 Narmada 187 18973.56
18 Patan 25 2200.00
19 Rajkot 57 5976.00
20 Sabarkantha 187 15773.13
21 Surat 174 18633.00
22 Surendranagar 57 7181.55
23 Valsad (N) 193 44702.21
24 Valsad (S) 132 46989.81
25 Vyara 193 42272.00
26 Aravalli 254 18888.39
27 Mahisagar 310 26567.99
28 WL Vadodara 1 75.91
Total 3410 528248
Figure-1 : Geographical Distribution of the Agro-climatic Zones

Agro-Climatic Zones of the State

Figure-2 : Distribution of Forest Areas over the districts of the state

District wise Forest Area (Sq km) of the State

Figure-3 : Change in the Forest Area of the State from 1985 to 2017

Change in the Forest Cover of the State from 1985-86 to 2012-13

Figure-4 : Change in different Categories of Forest Area in the State

Change in Forest Area of the State of different Categories

Change in different Categories of Forest Area in the State

Percentage distribution of different density class of forests in Gujarat

Percentage distribution of different density class of forests in Gujarat

Figure-6 : District wise mangrove cover of the State

District wise mangrove cover of the State

Figure-8 : Distribution of potential areas over the four mangrove regions of Gujarat

Distribution of potential areas over the four mangrove regions of Gujarat

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