West Bengal State Marketing Board
Ninefold Classification of Land in West Bengal by District -Contd
Forest (In Thousand Hectares)
District 1980-81 1995-96 2000-01 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2006
123 4 5 67 8
West Bengal* 1078.12 1195.52 1190.44 1184.17 1193.64 1171.29 1174.77
Burdwan 30.95 28.78 28.78 22.51 22.24 22.26 22.27
Birbhum 15.67 15.03 16.03 16.03 15.85 15.85 15.85
Bankura 139.55 148.35 148.35 148.35 147.29 147.69 148.93
Midnapore East 172.14 170.83 1.22 1.22 0.90 0.90 0.90
Midnapore West .... .... 169.61 169.61 180.72 169.69 171.93
Howrah .... .... .... .... .... .... ....
Hooghly 0.29 0.65 0.65 0.65 0.65 0.53 0.53
North 24- parganas .... .... .... .... .... .... ....
South 24- parganas 426.26 426.30 426.30 426.30 426.30 426.30 426.30
Nadia 1.25 1.22 1.22 1.22 1.22 1.22
Murshidabad 0.78 0.77 0.77 0.77 0.77 0.77 0.77
Uttar Dinajpur 1.30 1.96 0.58 0.58 0.58 0.58 0.58
Dakshin Dinajpur .... .... 0.93 0.93 0.93 0.93 0.93
Malda 1.37 1.68 1.67 1.68 1.68 1.68 1.68
Jalpaiguri 172.56 179.00 179.00 179.00 179.00 179.00 179.00
Darjeeling 22.60# 124.57 124.58 124.57 124.57 124.58 124.58
Cooch Behar 5.70 8.78 3.15 3.15 3.77 4.26 4.25
Purulia 87.61 87.60 87.60 87.60 87.17 75.05 75.05
Note-
#--->> Siliguri Sub- Division only
* --->> Excluding Kolkata