Table 5: Area occupied by different NDVI classes in different years in the 5 km buffer area surrounding four villages in SBR.

NDVI classArea (ha) occupied in different years
1975 1990 2005

Village: Bakua
 <0.2 7.200
 0.2–0.4 669.9645.4537.44
 >0.4 4390.925016.65064.12
Village: Jenabil
 <0.2 8.2800
 0.2–0.4 568.4450.8540.68
 >0.4 4491.365012.015059.44
Village: Jamunagarh
 <0.2 3.9600
 0.2–0.4 632.1624.8428.08
 >0.4 4435.565038.835072.4
Village: Kabatghai
 <0.2 122.40.8117.64
 0.2–0.4 956.52370.53672.48
 >0.4 3940.924687.384411.08