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The forest area in India per person (in average hectare) is
1. 0.23
2. 0.34
3. 0.20
4. 0.29

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : 0.29

The correct answer is 0.29.

  • The forest area in India per person (in average hectare) is 0.29.
  • Forest Report 2019:-
    • The total forest and tree cover is 24.56% of the geographical area of the country.
    • The total forest cover is 7,12,249 sq km which is 21.67% of the geographical area of the country.
    • The tree cover is 2.89% of the geographical area of the country.

  • The top five states (UT) in terms of increase in forest cover: Karnataka>Andhra Pradesh>Kerala>Jammu & Kashmir>Himachal Pradesh.
  • Forest cover in the hill districts is 40.30% of the total geographical area of these districts.
  • An increase of 544 sq km (0.19%) in 140 hill districts of the country.
  • The total forest cover in the tribal districts is 37.54% of the geographical area of these districts.
  • Total forest cover in the North-Eastern region is 65.05% of its geographical area.
  • The current assessment shows a decrease of forest cover to the extent of 765 sq km (0.45%) in the region.
  • Except for Assam and Tripura, all the States in the region show a decrease in forest cover.
  • Mangrove cover in the country has increased by 1.10% as compared to the previous assessment.
  • Wetlands cover 3.83% of the area within the RFA/GW of the country.
  • Amongst the States, Gujarat has the largest area of wetlands within RFA in the country followed by West Bengal.

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