Thursday, 21 September 2017

STATUS OF FOREST IN MANIPUR

Land use classification:

Geographical Area

Area (in sq. km.) 

P.C. to State 

Forest including pasture and barren

17,418.00

78.00

Agriculture land

338.04

1.50

Crop land

2,242.72

10.00

Urban sites

293.13

1.30

Current Jhum

2,035.11

9.20

Total

22,327.00

100.00

Forest Classification:

 

By legal classification

Area in sq. km.

P.C. to Total Forest Area

Reserved Forest

1,467

8.40

Protected Forest

4,171

24.00

Other Forest

11,780

67.60

Total

17,418

100.00

By Ownership:

1) State Forest Department             17,418 sq.km.
2) Other Govt. Department                     -
3) Corporate Bodies                              -
4) Private Individuals                              -

As per Crown Density:

Year of Survey

Dense Forest C.D. above 40%

Open Forest C.D. less than 40%

Area in sq.km.

Total Forest Area

1987

4670

13009

17679

1989

5060

12825

17885

1991

5309

12376

17685

1993

5307

12314

17621

1995

5318

12224

17542

1997

4937

12481

17418

By classification:

 Classification

Area in sq.km.

P.C. to Total Forest Area

Coniferous

2442

16.11

Non-coniferous (Broad leaved)

9444

62.32

Bamboo

Pure bamboo brake

3268

21.57

Under stirey & clump forming bamboo

4594*

-

By types (broadly) (FSI-1995):

 Types

Area in sq.km.

P.C. to Total Forest Area

Wet Temp. Forest

1451.01

8.23

Pine Forest

2442.77

13.86

Wet Hill Forest

9057.59

51.40

Semi-Evergreen Forest

644.8

3.66

Teak Gurjan Forests

610.74

3.47

Bamboo brakes

3268.00

18.55

Grass brakes

146.00

0.83

Total

17621.00

100.00

District wise Forest cover (FSI-1997):

District

Geographical Area

Forest Cover

Total

P.C. to Geographical Area

Scrub

Dense

Open

Valley + Chandel

(2238 +3313)    = 5,551

847

2,329

3,176

57.21

342

Ukhrul

4,544

1,396

2,868

4,264

93.84

18

Senapati

3,271

730

1,529

2,259

69.06

347

Churachandpur

4,570

931

2,904

3,835

83.92

164

Tamenglong

4,391

1,033

2,851

3,884

88.45

40

Total

22,327

4,937

12,481

17,418

78.00

911

Growing stock of different Forest types in Manipur:

Forest Types

Area Under (Ha)

Vol. Ha (in cu.m.)

Total Vol. 
(1000 cu.m.)

Tree Forests

Open Forests

Tree Forests

Open Forests

Tree Forests

Open Forests

Wet Temperate Forest

1,28,490

16,611

123.150

5.663

15,824

94

Pine Forest

1,51,940

92,337

60.001

5.342

9,117

493

Wet Hill Forest

3,91,820

2,67,209

90.720

14.018

35,546

3,746

Semi Evergreen Forest

43,970

20,519

98.095

-

-

-

Teak Gurjan Forest

45,924

15,145

71.932

-

-

-

Total

7,62,144

41,18,121

443.358

25.023

60,487

4,333

Total Growing Stock:  7,24,11,336 cu.m.

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