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As per the ‘India State of Forest Report’, 2019, the total forest and tree cover is ______ % of the total geographical area of India.
1. 14.39
2. 29.39
3. 24.56
4. 20.39

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : 24.56

The correct answer is 24.56%.

  • ISFR is a biennial publication of the Forest Survey of India (FSI), which is an organization under the Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change.
  • In the 16th biennial assessment of 2019:
    • 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%.
    • The Tree cover is 2.89%.

 

  • States having maximum Forest Cover (Area-wise):
    • Madhya Pradesh
    • Arunachal Pradesh
    • Chhattisgarh
    • Odisha
    • Maharashtra.
  • States having maximum Forest Cover (Percentage):
    • Mizoram (85.4%)
    • Arunachal Pradesh (79.63%)
    • Meghalaya (76.33%)

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