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Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) report

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    27th Jul, 2020
  • The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations recently released Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) report.
  • According to the report, India ranked third among top 10 countries where forest cover has increased in the last decade.
  • China tops the list.
  • The Food and Agriculture Organization bring out the report once in every five years.
  • The FRA says that India accounts to 2% of total global forest area. During the decade, India accounted to 0.38% of annual gain in forest cover.
  • The Asian continent, according to the report, had the highest gain in forest area between 2010 and 2020.
  • Globally, there are 12.5 million people employed in forestry sector. Out of this, India accounts to 6.23 million. This is almost 50% of the world forest.
  • India accounted to maximum employment in the forest sector.

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