Tree cover in Gujarat shrank between 2006 and 2017: CAG

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Environment News: Forest cover in Gujarat increased between 2006 and 2017 but the tree cover decreased, the CAG has noted in a report. "Tree cover" comprises tree patch
GANDHINAGAR: Forest cover in Gujarat increased between 2006 and 2017 but the tree cover decreased, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has noted in a report. "Tree cover" comprises tree patches outside recorded forest area, exclusive of forest cover, the report, tabled in the state Assembly on Friday, explained.The tree cover in the state was 8,390 sq km in 2006 but it shrank to 6,910 sq km in 2017, the CAG report said.While the forest cover in the country is 21.67 per cent of total area, in Gujarat it is 7.57 per cent,…
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