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Table 2 Physiographic zone wise biomass details of India for the year 2003

From: Forest carbon stocks and fluxes in physiographic zones of India

S.no. Physiographic zone Growing stock
(Mm3)
Biomass in Mt
(AGB + BGB)
Forest floor biomass
(Mt)
Total Forest biomass (80% of fresh weight)
(Mt)
1 Western Himalayas 1159.880 1645.747 24.686 1336.346
2 Eastern Himalayas 549.354 779.474 11.629 632.932
3 North East 486.766 690.669 10.360 560.823
4 North Plains 284.986 404.365 6.065 328.344
5 Easter Plains 390.254 553.730 8.306 449.630
6 Western Plains 104.654 148.493 2.227 120.576
7 Central highlands 241.133 342.142 5.132 277.820
8 North Decan 372.991 529.234 7.938 429.738
9 East Decan 719.584 1021.014 15.315 829.063
10 South Decan 460.812 653.843 9.808 530.920
11 Western Ghats 556.057 788.986 11.835 640.656
12 Eastern Ghats 576.267 817.661 12.265 663.940
13 West Coast 260.443 369.540 5.543 300.066
14 East Coast 250.571 355.533 5.333 288.692
Total 6413.752 9100.438 136.506 7389.556
  1. Source: The growing stock data had been taken from the FSI reports [9, 28, 29]