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The total area under forests in India is only ___ percent.


A
10.1
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B
15.64
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C
16.2
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D
21.5
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Solution

The correct option is D 21.5

In India, 21.5% of overall land is under forest areas. There has been increase in forest area. A large number of trees are planted during the afforestation. Forests in India are grouped into 5 major categories:-

  1. Subtropical Dry Deciduous (38.2%)
  2. Tropical Moist Deciduous (30.3%)
  3. Subtropical Thorn (6.7%)
  4. Tropical Wet Evergreen forests (5.8%)
  5. Other categories (Pine, Temperate and Alpine, Tropical semi evergreen) – 17.5%


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