NATURAL RESOURCES

Mineral Resources:

Copper, Coal, Limestone, Graphite, Iron, Garnet

Land Resources:

Land use Statistics of Sikkim, 2005-06
(Area in Hect.)

Sl. No.

Particulars

Area

1

Irrigated Land

12643.23

2

Unirrigated Land

39304.49

3

Non Agri Land

9966.67

4

Forest/Jungle/Bushes

16448.85

5

Cardamom Field

19587.91

6

Grass Land

4144.77

7

Barren Land

8817.26

8

Un cultivated Fallow Land

88661.61

 

Total

144574.8

Forest Resources

District-wise Forest Cover
(Area in Sq. Km)

Districts

Very dense forest

Mod. dense forest

Open forest

Total

East Sikkim

162

396

121

679

North Sikkim

132

755

439

1326

South Sikkim

95

311

123

529

West Sikkim

109

450

169

728

Total

498

1912

852

3262