Mangrove Forests in India are found in the following states:
- West Bengal
- Tamil Nadu
- Andaman & Nicobar Islands
- Andhra Pradesh
The tidal or mangrove forests grow by the side of the coast and on the edges of the deltas. The fertile deltas of the Cauvery, Krishna, Mahanadi, Godavari, and Ganga comprises of mangrove forest. In the state of West Bengal, these forests are known as ‘Sundarbans the name after the largest delta. ’. The ‘Sundari’ is the most abundant tree in these forests. The vital trees of the tidal forests are Hogla, Garan, Pasur, etc. This forest is a significant factor in the timber industry as they provide timber and firewood. Palm and coconut trees beautify the coastal strip with its greenery. The mangrove forest is also referred to as Tidal forest because this forest can live both in salt and freshwater. It can survive in tidal regions as well.