The Ministry Of Environment, Forest and Climate Change earlier this week told the Lok Sabha that 52.13% land in Goa was under Desertification. MOEF Minister, Prakash Javadekar said that 19,2973 hector land in the state is under Desertification. He said that as per the Desertification and Land Degradation Atlas of India, prepared by the Space Applications Centre for the period 2011-2013, 29.32 % of the Total Geographical Area of the country i.e. 96.4 million hectares is undergoing the process of degradation.
MOEF claims that 60.60% land in Delhi, 52.29% land in Gujarat, 68.89% land in Jharkhand, 62.9% land in Rajasthan are under Desertification.