Volume No. 5 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 233-239 July-September 2010

 

GEOGRAPHICAL STUDY OF A NATURAL FOREST IN SOLAPUR DISTRICT OF MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

 

G.U. Todkari*1 and B. D. Patil2

1. Shri Snat Damaji Collage, Mangalwedha, Solapur, M.S., (INDIA)
2. Vidyan Mhahavidhalaya, Sangola, Solapur, M.S., (INDIA)

 

Received on : April 11, 2010

 

ABSTRACT

 

A forest is a natural ecosystem having multi species and multiaged trees as dominant community. Forest cover about one third of the earths land surface of which about 50 % is occupied by tropical forest. The total geographical area of Solapur District is 14895 sq km. out of which 319 sq.km. area comes under forest. The proportion of forest area is 2.14 % (200/05) of the total geographical area. The share of forest area in the district is recorded very low than the norms set by the (22%) National forest policy. The decay of forest cover is mainly due to timber of domestic use and indiscriminate grazing timber-ban decision have checked the diminishing trend of forest area in the district. Present paper describes the salient features of forest covered area and its extent and decay in Solapur district of Maharashtra.

 

Keywords : Depletion of forest, Forest cover, forest development strategy, Taungya system, Coppice system, Silviculture system

 

 

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