Maharashtra state is looking at an increase in the area covered by the forest region. According to the Indian Forestry Report of 2017, Maharashtra state had an area of 50,682 sq. Km. which is now increased to 50,778 sq. Km. When measured in 2019. The area has been increased by 95.56 sq. Km. which is said to be an increase of 0.19%.The reports show that Kandalwan area had a cover of 304 sq.km. in 2017 which got increased and is now estimated to be of 320 sq. Km. This region has been increased by 13 sq. Km. Which is said to be an increase of 1.14%.
The growth in Maharashtra is mainly in Raigad, Mumbai suburbs, Thane, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts. Due to the government’s creation of a separate cell for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Kandhalavan area and providing the necessary manpower and resources for it, and implementing special schemes for the livelihood of the people living on the coast, the Kandhalavan area has seen good growth and as a result, it is seen that the Kandalavan area has increased.In order to determine where and why the above growth and degradation of deforestation has occurred, it will be appropriate to make a field survey at the regional level by requesting the change of matrix imageries / report from the Indian Forest Survey Department.The information, technology and policy department will be submitting the reports after the field survey in coming two months.According to the 2019 reports Maharashtra has ranked fourth in having carbon reserves.