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According to India State of Forest Report – 2015, which State has highest forest cover in percentage terms? 
1. Arunachal Pradesh
2. Mizoram
3. Andhra Pradesh
4. Madhya Pradesh

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Mizoram

The correct answer is Mizoram.

  • The state with the highest forest cover in percentage terms according to the India State of Forest Report- 2015 is Mizoram.
  • The state with the largest total forest cover according to the India State of Forest Report- 2015 is Madhya Pradesh having 77, 462 sq km of forest cover.
  • The states where forest cover has decreased substantially are Mizoram, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh.

  • According to the State of Forest Report 2015:
    • Total forest cover in India: 7,01,673 sq km (increase of 3775 sq. km)
    • Total forest cover as a percentage of the geographical area: 21.34 percent.
    • Total tree cover in India: 92,572 sq km (an increase of 1306 sq km).
    • Total tree cover as a percentage of the geographical area: 2.82 percent.
    • State having highest forest cover as % of its area: Mizoram (88.93 percent).
    • Increase in carbon sink:103 million tonnes CO2 equivalent.

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