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Table 3 Total Sacred groves distribution in India (Adopted from Malhotra, 1998 and Malhotra et al., 2001)

From: Conservation and management of sacred groves, myths and beliefs of tribal communities: a case study from north-India

Sr. No State Number of SGs Generic name Reference
1 Andhra Pradesh 750 * WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Andhra Pradesh ([1996])
2 West Bengal 670 Bankura Deb et al. ([1997])
3 Uttaranchal 1 Bugyal, Devban  
4 Tamil Nadu 448 Kovilkadu/ Nandavana Amrithalingam, [1998]
5 Sikkim 56 Gumpa forest area Chatterjee et al. [2000]
6 Rajasthan 9 Orans Kenkris Jha et al. [1998]
7 Orissa 322 Jahera/Thakuramma Malhotra and Das [1997]
8 Meghalaya 79 Ka Law Kyntang Tiwari et al. [1998]
9 Manipur 365 Gamkhap, Umanglai Devi, [2000]; Khumbongmayum et al. [2004]
10 Maharashtra 1600 Devrai, Devrahati Deshmukh et al. [1998]
11 Kerala 2000 Sarpakkavu/Nagavanam Rajendraprasad [1996]
12 Karnataka 1214 Devarabana/ Sidharavanam Kalam [1996]
13 Jharkhand 21 Sarana/Jaherthan  
14 Chhattisgarh 2000 Devgude, Malgudi  
15 Gujarat 29 * Gupta et al. [2000]
16 Haryana 248 * NAEB National Afforestation and Eco-development Board [1995]
17 Himachal Pradesh 5000 Dev ban Sharma [2000]
18 Assam 40 Miadaico Deb et al. [1997]
19 Arunachal Pradesh 58 Gumpa Forest Chatterjee et al. [2000]
Total   13720   
  1. *Generic names are unavailable.