The data refers to the area of forest and tree cover. Forest Cover refers to all lands more than one hectare in area, with a tree canopy density of more than 10 percent irrespective of ownership and legal status. Such lands may not necessarily be a recorded forest area. It also includes orchards, bamboo and palm. Tree cover comprises of tree patches outside the recorded forest area exclusive of forest cover and less than the minimum mappabe area (1 ha).
Data refers to forest cover change matrix. Change matrix presents change in forest cover classes for a given region (State/UT) during a period of two consecutive assessments in a matrix form by showing the changes of area from one class to another.