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Date-05 Dec 2019,Misc concepts in Daily Current AffairsINDIA STATE OF FORESTS’ REPORT

 

INDIA STATE OF FORESTS’ REPORT

GS Paper-3

Subject– Environment & ecology

Topic– Conservation of Environment

  • Recently this data was shared in Parliament by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • According to the data, a quarter of India’s geographical area (24.49 %) is under forest and tree cover.
  • Northeast crowds the list of states with most dense tree, forest cover.
  • Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Meghalaya are among the top 6 states with highest forest and tree cover.
  • The lowest forest and tree cover is in Haryana at 6.79 % of its geographical area. Punjab follows with 6.87 %.
  • Top 3 States with maximum Forest cover (in terms of area):
  1. Madhya Pradesh (77,414 sq km)
  2. Arunachal Pradesh (66,964 sq km) and
  3. Chhattisgarh (55,547 sq).
  • Top states with highest Forest cover in terms of percentage geographical area:
  1. Lakshadweep with (90.33%),
  2. Mizoram (86.27%) and
  3. Andaman & Nicobar Islands (81.73%)
  • Rajasthan’s forest and tree cover is over 7.26% of its geographical area while Madhya Pradesh’s is 27.73 %.