Telling Numbers: Northeast crowds list of states with most dense tree, forest cover

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  1. According to the data by the Ministry of Environment,Forest and Climate Change,a quarter of India’s geographical area which is 24.49% is under forest and tree cover.
  2. The lowest forest and tree cover in the country is in Haryana at 6.79 % of its geographical area.Punjab follows with 6.87 %.Further,Rajasthan’s forest and tree cover is over 7.26 % of its geographical area.
  3. The highest forest and tree cover in terms of % is at Lakshadweep at 97 %.Among the six states with the highest forest and tree cover,four are in the Northeast which are Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Meghalaya.
  4. The highest forest and tree cover in terms of geographical area is in Madhya Pradesh with 85,487 sq km.Further,Goa and Kerala are two other states with more than 50 % of their geographical area under forest and tree cover.