Forests

Karnataka State has a geographical area of 1,91,791 sq.km of which 38.724 sq.km (20 per cent) is under the control of the Forest Department.

The forests are classified as reserved (28,611 sq.km), protected (3,932 sq.km), unclassified (5,748 sq.km), village (124 sq.km) and private (309 sq.km)

The percentage of forest area to geographical in the State is less than the all-India average of about 23%, and 33% prescribed in the National Forest Policy.
Also see ‘Forests Around Bangalore