Spatial Pattern of Forest Density in The Kendujhar District of Odishav- Punyatoya Patra
The forest is the main source of livelihood of the native people living in the rocky and undulating tropical highland regions of India in general and Kendujhar district of Odisha in particular. Though more than 30 per cent of area is under forest in the district, but most of them are in degraded condition. Even in the reserve forest areas, the forest density is as low as less than 10 per cent. So, the percentage of area under forest in any region gives a very vague picture from the environmental point of view. Therefore, this paper focuses on spatial pattern of forest density, which would be helpful in planning for forest land regeneration programme.
Key Words : Forest Density, Forest Depletion, Remote Sensing and GIS, GPS