General Knowledge : Environment Science : Discussion


Q.

What percentage of land area should remain covered by forest to maintain Ecological balance?

A. 10%.
B. 5%.
C. 33%.
D. None of these.

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

In the past, the British have introduced many scientific approaches for the development and management of the forest. But the first approach by the government was traced to National Forest Policy, 1894, which was revised in 1952. The policy focuses on the extension of forest and start a green movement in the country.

This policy states that 33% of the geographical area should be covered by forest/tree.

Also, 60% of the land area will be in the hills and 20% will be in the plains.

Later the National Forest Policy again revised by the policymakers in
1988 and they give priority to the sustainable development of the forest.

Source: Ministry of Environment


Comments:

Manasa said: (Mon, Sep 15, 2014 10:23:36 AM)
Why is it so????


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