Forest cover of Bihar

first_imgThe state of Bihar comprises 38 districts. Out of 38 districts, only 11 have natural forests. The 11 districts that have a natural forest in the state ar :Kaimur, West Champaran , Rohtas, Gaya, Aurangabad , jehanabad , Nawada, Nalanda , Banka, and Munger .Out of total 94,163 sqkm area of Bihar, only 6,473 sqkm is covered with forests. West Champaran with 231 km sqkm of forests – which forest that is 705 dense, here it is almost impossible for sunlight to touch the ground. The district with low forest cover in BIHAR.· Sheikhpura – nil· Siwan – 2 sqkm· Buxar – 3sqkm· Gopalganj – 4 sqkmWith 16sqkm of forest cover in Patna district is at the last option from the bottom.PATLI trees from which the city’s ancient name Patliputra was derived are on the verge of extinction.Four other plants species namely are:· Hyphaene· Indica· Madhuca· Longfalia· Didyomocarpus ladelicate· Tectona grandisThese trees have already vanished.Once upon a time, huge trees near A.N. SINHA Institute of social science and two trees of Adansonia digitata species (monkey- breed tree) near Biscoman Bhawan existed more than 50 years back but they were cut down and construction of these building started.Only one or two trees of heterophargma species exist in Patna today. Two decades ago, Patna University Botany department has its botanical garden at Saidpur complex, which contains several varieties of rare plants. But, unfortunately, it had turned into a playing ground. Hundreds of trees have been cut down, chopped off and uprooted to make space for political rallies.last_img

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