A particular State in India has the following characteristics:

  1. It is located on the same latitude which passes through northern Rajasthan.
  2. It has over 80% of its area under forest cover.
  3. Over 12% of forest cover constituted Protected Area Network in this State.

Which one among the following States has all the above characteristics?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2012 Prelims]

(a) Arunachal Pradesh

(b) Assam

(c) Himachal Pradesh

(d) Uttarakhand


Answer: (a)

Explanation:

  • Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana are states located at the same latitude as Rajasthan.
  • According to the Forest Report of 2011, Arunachal Pradesh has the highest forest cover of 80%, covering a total area of 67,410 sq km.
  • Mizoram has the highest percentage of forest cover with 90.68%, followed by Lakshadweep with 84.56%.
  • Protected Area Network constitutes over 12% of the forest cover in Arunachal Pradesh.

Therefore, option (a) is the correct answer.

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