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Ind should target about 1/3rd of its area to be under quality forest cover. Currently, Ind is at 21% (overall including sparse forest) -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_cover_by_state_in_India For reference, Forest cover in Sub-Saharan countries is approx. at 28%. For details on Forest coverage of different countries -> http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/AG.LND.FRST.ZS Per govt's report, Forest cover has increased. However, dense quality forests appear to be shrinking: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2014/jul/18/indias-forest-cover-numbers http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/forest-report/1/540270.html