UPSC Ecology And Environment Current Ecological Developments Question Bank Current Ecological Developments

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    Read the following statements regarding Indian Forest Survey 2013.
    (i) Main reasons for declined forest cover include abiotic pressure.
    (ii) Odisha has highest density of forest.
    (iii) Shortening of Jhum cycle causes forest loss.
    Choose the correct option.

    A) (i) and (ii)                      

    B) (ii) and (iii)

    C) (i), (ii) and (iii)   

    D) only (iii)

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    Forest Survey 2013 highlights that the raking of states based on forest density is given as Madhya Pradesh (First), Arunachal Pradesh (second), Chhattisgarh (third), Maharashtra (fourth) and Odisha (fifth). Main reasons for declined forest cover include biotic pressure, shortening of Jhum cycle, open caste mining and earthquake-induced landslides.

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