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920. 

According to the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change annual report 2019-20 how much forest lands were diverted to other projects in 22 states between January 1 and November 6, 2019?

[A]. 10,467.83 hectares
[B]. 9,467.83 hectares
[C]. 11,467.83 hectares
[D]. 8,467.83 hectares

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Large areas of forest land are being diverted to other projects throughout India by the Government. A total 11,467.83 hectares (114.68 square kilometre) forest lands were diverted in 22 states between January 1 and November 6, 2019 . According to the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change annual report 2019-20 the diversion was for 932 non-forestry projects under the Forest (Conservation )Act (FCA), 1980.

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