Write, what was the percentage of forest cover of India at the beginning and at the end of twentieth century. How different it is from the one recommended by National Forest Policy?
In the beginning of the twentieth century, the forest cover was about 30% while towards its end it reduced to only 19.4%.
The National Forest Policy of India recommends approximately 67% forest cover for hilly regions including himalayas, while 33% for plains. However, the situation is contrastingly different.