Current Affair For Date “March 20, 2017”

Challenges to protect Forests in India

Date: March 20, 2017

India is one of the mega diversity countries in the world with different types of forests. Officially 20 per cent of geographical area in the country is under forest cover. The National Forest Policy (1988) aims to increase the forest cover to one third.

According to India State Forest Report released in 2015, the forest cover has increased by 5081 square kilometres between 2013 - 2015,...

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