Q. Consider the following statements regarding forest cover in India:
1.According to India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2021, total Forest cover in India is 21.71% of the geographical area of the country.
2.Lakshadweep has zero per cent forest area.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: According to India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2021, total Forest and Tree cover is 24.62% of the geographical area of the country.

  • The Total Forest cover is 7,13,789 sq km which is 21.71% of the geographical area of the country. The Tree cover is 2.91% of the geographical area of the country.
  • Both forest area and forest cover vary from state to state. Lakshadweep has zero per cent forest area; Andaman and Nicobar Islands have 86.93 per cent.

Source: NCERT – Fundamental of Physical Geography