Correct Answer - Option 2 :
The correct answer is Panchkula.
Panchkula has the highest area of Haryana under forest cover as per the 2011 Forest Survey of India.
- Panchkula has the highest forest cover at 43.51%.
- After that Yamunanagar and Faridabad with a forest cover of 10.94% and 10.79% respectively.
- Haryana is primarily an agricultural state with almost 80% of its land under cultivation.
- The geographical area of the state is 44212 sq. km which is 1.3% of India’s geographical area. It is not bestowed with a bounty of natural forests and only 3.9% of its geographical area is under notified forests.
- As per the India State of Forest Report, FSI, 2013, the Forest Cover in the state is 1586 sq. km which is 3.59% of the state's geographical area and the Tree Cover in the state is 1282 sq. km which is 2.90% of the geographical area.
- Thus the Forest and Tree Cover of the Haryana state is 6.49% of its geographical area.