According to the India State of Forest Report 2017, there has been an increase in which of the following
1. Total forest
2. Tree cover
Choose the correct options from the following codes:
1 and 2 Only
2 and 3 Only
1 and 3 Only
1, 2 and 3
There is an increase of 8, 021 sq km (about 80.20 million hectare) in the total forest and tree cover of the country, compared to the previous assessment in 2015. Much of the increase in the forest cover has been observed in Very Dense Forest (such forests absorb maximum carbon dioxide from the atmosphere). The increase in forest cover in VDF is followed by increase in open forest.
• As per the ISFR 2017, the total mangrove cover stands at 4,921 sq km and has shown an increase of 181 sq km. All the 12 mangrove states have shown a positive change in the mangrove cover, as compared to the last assessment.