• • • • • • Covers 22% of the total geographical area Helps to control floods Supply timber,fuel,woods etc. India is raked first among woods Contributes 1.7% to GDP Government have allocated 200 corer in financial budget 2012

.Forest policy 1952 Decided to raise steadily the area under forests to 33 % for the country as a whole • To increase productivity • To link up forest development with various industries • To develop forests as a support to rural economy.

Forest policy.1988 • Role of tribal in forests recognized • Depletion of forest area and the target for green cover • Discouragement to forest-based industries • End the system of private forest contractors • Forest land not to be diverted to non-forest uses .

How Do Forests Contribute to Indianan Economy • Timber harvesting • .

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