What is the law that protects all forests in rural areas and in the country?

What is the law that protects all forests in rural areas and in the country?

Forest Conservation Act, 1980 Article 48 a of the Indian Constitution says that the state government shall make efforts to protect the environment and improve it and also make sure to safeguard the forests and wildlife of the country. This Act came to be known as Forest Conservation Act, 1980.

What is the difference between reserved forest and protected forest?

Answer. Reserved forest : Reserved Forests are owned by Government of India and often upgraded to the status of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. Protected forest : Protected Forest of India are natural areas where the habitat and resident wild species have certain degree of protection.

What is the rule against cutting trees?

Tree felling in Karnataka is covered under the Karnataka Preservation of Trees Act 1976. The act explicitly mentions that no person can fell any tree, or cause any tree to be felled in any land, whether in their ownership or occupancy or otherwise, except with the previous permission of the Tree Officer.

How large are our forests been declared by the government?

Forest cover is the total geographical area declared as forest by the government. As of 2019, the total forest cover in India is 712,249 Sq km (71.22 million hectares), which is 21.67 percent of the total geographical area.

Which state has the largest coverage of forest?

Madhya Pradesh

Which state has highest percentage of forest cover?


Which Union territory has largest forest area in 2020?

-Andaman and Nicobar Island are the Union Territories in India with highest forest cover. Option C is therefore the correct answer. -Delhi’s total forest cover is 195.44 sq km, which is 13.18 percent of the area of the National Capital Territory.

Which state has lowest forest area in India?


Which is the greenest state in India?

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Top States with best Renewable energy Installations in the last 4 years 1. Karnataka 2. Gujarat 3. Andhra Pradesh 4. Tamil Nadu 5. Rajasthan 6. Telangana 7. Maharashtra 8. Madhya Pradesh 9. Sikkim 10. Uttar Pradesh

What is the biggest forest on Earth?


How much of India is Jungle?