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The cause of loss of forest cover is –

A. Agriculture
B. Building Industry
C. Increasing population
D. Toursim & pilgrimage
Answer» C. Increasing population
Explanation: Deforestation is a consequence of a quantum jump in population and the consequent over- exploitation of our natural ecosystems for space, energy and materials. Expanding agriculture due to a burgeoning population base is one of the most important causes of deforestation. As demands on agricultural products rise more and more land is brought under cultivation for which forests are cleared, grass-lands ploughed, uneven grounds leveled, marshes drained and even land under water is reclaimed.
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