The grass is always green in India (allegedly).
The latest India State of Forest Report (ISFR) is out.
The headline figure is "forest cover" which, according to the ISFR, has been steadily climbing over the years. The full picture, however, is not as green.
GoI’s forest folly can be broadly classified under four headings: (1) how it defines “forests”, (2) how it classifies forests, (3) the unrestrained revisions, and (4) the very accuracy of its forest data.