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FOREST STATISTICS

1.Status of Nagaland Forest as on 31.01.2001 -

Out of the total land area of 16,57,583, hectares, forests occupy an area of approximately 8,62,930 ha -

Legal Status :                         Forests Areas (Ha)    % of Total Forest Area  

(a)     Reserved Forests                                  8583                            1

(b)    Purchased Forests                                19247                          2.3

(c)     Protected Forests                                 50756                          5.9

(d)    Wildlife Sanctuary                                 22237                          2.6

(e)     Village Forests

i.         Virgin Forests                                       477827                        55.4

ii.       Degraded Forests                                 284280                        32.9

                                                              ________________________

                                                                        862930                        100

2. Ownership:

a)       State                                                    100823                        11.7%

b)      Co-operative                                            -                                  -

c)       Private                                                  762107                        88.3%

3.Classification of forests

  The details of various classes of forest types in the State during 2000-2001 are as under -

3.1.      Forest area under Government control  

(I)                 Reserved Forests -

a)       Kohima Division (Rangapahar)                                      6,226.00 ha.  

b)      Mon Division (Singphan)                                               2,357.00 ha. 

                                                                                                        ____________

                                                                                               Total      8,583.00 ha.

(ii) Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park

a)       Intanki                        - Kohima District                           20,202.00 ha.

b)      Puliebadze                  - Kohima District                                923.00 ha.

c)       Fakim                         - Tuensang District                             642.00 ha.

d)      Rangapahar               - Dimapur District                               470.00 ha.

                                                                                                      _____________

             Total -  22,237.00 ha

3.2.      Protected Forest

I.                   Kohima District

1.      Jaluki Protected Forest                                           414.40 ha

II. Phek District

1.       Shilloi                                                                           8,857.80 ha.

2.       Sangtam-Kuki                                                             8,401.97 ha.

3.       Athumza                                                                      1,472.00 ha.

4.       Chipoketami                                                                2,000.00 ha.                                                                              

           Total  - 20,731.77 ha.

III. Zunheboto District

1.       Aochaklimi                                                                     62.16 ha

2.       Suruhoto                                                                      138.57 ha

3.       Lizatomi                                                                       146.00 ha.

4.       Sapotami                                                                        32.00 ha.

5.       Khamannbato                                                               266.77 ha.

                                                                                             Total  -  645.50 ha.

IV. Mokokchung District

1.   Chubi                                                                            134.68 ha.

2.   Minkong                                                                       275.32 ha

3.   Longsa                                                                            18.00 ha.

                                                                                     Total -  428.00 ha.

V. Wokha District                                                              

1.       Wokha                                                                         323.75 ha.

2.       Aitepyong                                                                     233.10 ha.

3.       Yikhum                                                                          42.00 ha.

                                                                                       Total  - 598.85

VI. Tuensang District

1.       Chessore                                                                            160.58 ha

2.       Saramati                                                                             362.60 ha.

3.       Konya                                                                                  450.00 ha.

                                                                                           Total  - 973.18 ha.

                                                                            Grand Total     23791.70 ha.

 

4.Purchased Forests

Since the area under Government control in the state is very limited and quite inadequate for a mountainous state like Nagaland, the Department has purchased some forest land from private owners to take up plantations.

The total land purchased by the Department is 19222.44 ha. District-wise area of land purchased by the Department up to 2000-2001 is indicated below -  

a)       Kohima and Dimapur District                                  5,008.93 ha.

b)      Mokokchung District                                                  4,538.87 ha.

c)       Wokha District                                                              773.06 ha.

d)      Zunheboto District                                                           40.00 ha.

e)       Phek District                                                                 757.27 ha.

f)        Tuensang District                                                          836.61 ha.

g)      Mon District                                                                  7,292.26 ha.

                                                                                      ________________

 Grant Total  - 19,247.00 ha

5. Comparative situation of forest cover in 1999 and 1997 ( in Sq. Km.)

 

                   1999 Assessment             1997 Assessment                   Change

 

  14,164                                14,221                               -57

 

6.Actual forest cover by density classes ( in Sq. Km.) in 1999 -

 

                    Dense forest                       Open forests                        Total

                  (Crown density                   (Crown density                       Forest

                     40%&above)                  below 40%  )                          cover

                            5137                               9027                                   14164

7.         Scrub Land and Non- Forest areas ( in Sq. Km.) in 1999 -

         Scrub                                            Non - Forest

          14                                                 2401

8.District-wise Forest Cover in Nagaland (in Sq. Km.) in 1997  

 District Geographical

area

Forest cover

Dense/Open

    Forest

Total

Change Compared to 1995 Scrub
1. Kohima 4041 1775    1797

3572

+ 278

14

2.  Mon 1786 651      857

1508

-91

0

3. Mokokokchung. 1615 197      1140

1337

-68

0

4. Phek 2026  542       1154

1696

-83

0

5. Tuensang 4228 1247     2110

3357

-242

0

6. Wokha 1628 390     1189

1579

+106

0

7. Zunheboto 1255 335       780

1115

+43

 

Total 16579 5137    9027

14164

-57

14

9.Growing stock volume per hectares and Annual Increment -

   (As per Forest Survey of Indian Report 1995 )

  Growing Stock             Volume/Ha                    Annual increment

(Million cum)                 (in cum)                           (0,000cum)

    94,887                      66.1                                   1903

10. Stratum-wise estimated Growing Stocks of Forests as per 1995 F S I Report-

Hard Wood Mixed                   Bamboo             Miscellaneous

with conifer ( Cum )               ( Cum )               ( Cum )

114000                                    1077000              93696000

11. National Park and Wildlife Sanctuaries

National Park                                   Wildlife sanctuaries

Area (in Sq. Km)                                   Area (in Sq. Km)

   202.02                                                       34.5

(Source: The State Forest report 1997 and 199

12.  FINANCIAL RESULTS.

  12.1Revenue

 As per the National Forests Policy, Forestry is to be regarded as a ‘Welfare Activity’ necessary for the survival of mankind. The revenue from Forestry Sector shall be only incidental. The State Government has by and large followed this policy. The amount of forests revenue collected during the period from 1985-86 to 1999-2000 is given below -       

              Year                                                 Revenue ( In Rs Lakhs )

1985-86                                                531.56

            1986-87                                                608.73

1987-88                                                645.91

1988-89                                                557.31

1989-90                                                473.00

1990-91                                                508.85

1991-92                                                541.48

1992-93                                                351.00

1993-94                                                306.38

1994-95                                                220.75

1995-96                                                275.10

1996-97                                                152.53

1997-98                                                123.02

1998-99                                               291.83

            1999-2000                                          166.28

  12.2.Expenditure

Particulars of expenditure under both plan and non plan grant during the period of 1985-86 to 1999-2000 as shown below :

 

        Year                                

Plan

            (Rs in Lakh)

                             

          Non-Plan.

             (Rs in Lakh)

                             

1985-86

381.96

337.48

1986-87

475.96

292.16

1987-88

390.83

303.43

1988-89

575.00

365.35

1989-90

663.00

365.00

1990-91

490.89

312.31

1991-92

489.35

341.01

1992-93

124.24

303.79

1993-94

349.86

355.98

1994-95

152.27

329.94

1995-96

369.26

688.57

1996-97

432.69

535.24

1997-98

216.02

699.27

1998-99

363.78

700.37

    1999-2000             285.25             809.26