Question

Consider the following States of India in terms of percentage of forest area in relation to the total area of the State:
1. Karnataka
2. Odisha
3. Kerala
4. Andhra Pradesh
Which one of the following is the correct descending order?

A

1-2-4-3

B

3-1-2-4

C

3-2-1-4

D

2-3-1-4

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Correct option is C)

The Indian State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2015 states that the majority of the increase in forest cover has been observed in open forest category mainly outside forest areas, followed by Very Dense Forest. While Open Forest area has increased by 4744 sq km, which is 9.14% of the geographical area, the area under Very Dense Forest has increased by 2404 sq km, which is 2.61% of the geographical area. 
The States which covers highest forest cover is Mizoram (88.93%). Andhra Pradesh covers 15.25%, Karnataka covers 18.99%, Kerala covers 49.50% and Odisha covers 32.34%.

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