SHILLONG: The State’s ecology is under constant threat due to rampant felling of trees and smuggling of timber.
According to the Forest Survey of India’s 2017 report, the forest cover of the state is 17,146 sq. km (74% of the geographical area) and the tree cover is 657 sq. Km (2.92% of the geographical area).
But illegal felling and sawmills and timber smuggling have been a great cause of concern despite the action taken from time to time.