By the end of the twentieth century what percent of the land of India was covered by forests?

Category: QuestionsBy the end of the twentieth century what percent of the land of India was covered by forests?
Editor">Editor Staff asked 4 weeks ago

By the end of the twentieth century what percent of the land of India was covered by forests?
 
(a) 19.4 %
 
(b) 30.3 %
 
(c) 50.5 %
 
(d) 56.8 %
 
The question was asked in an online interview.
 
I need to ask this question from Environmental Issues in chapter Environmental Issues of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 4 weeks ago

The correct answer is (a) 19.4 %
 
Easiest explanation: Almost 30 percent of the land in India was covered by forests at the beginning of the twentieth century. This was reduced to 19.4 percent at the end of the century. The main reason for this depletion was increasing deforestation due to the increase in the human population.