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India ranks low on agriculture, pollution control meaures and environmental health. Rapid economic growth has taken a toll on India's environment and natural resources.
Iceland leads the world as the most eco-friendly nation with the best pollution control measures and natural resource management, according to the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), which ranks 163 countries on 25 performance indicators tracked across 25 metrics under ten categories including: environmental health, air quality, water resource management, biodiversity and habitat, forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and climate change.
These indicators provide an estimate at a national government scale on how close countries are to established environmental policy goals.
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Iceland scores high on environmental public health, controlling greenhouse gas emissions, and reforestation. It recorded a zero per cent decline on forest cover.
Iceland scored 93.5 points and is the only country with more than 90 points in 2010.
All the countries among the top 10 have made substantial investments in environmental infrastructure, pollution control, and policies designed to move toward long-term sustainability.
GDP per capita: $35,607Population: 310,997
GDP per capita: $36,702
With a score of 86.0, Sweden is the 4th most eco-friendly country. It scores high on pollution control, bio-diversity, environment health and climate change initiatives.GDP per capita: $33,432 Population: 9,148,090
With a score of 81.1, Norway is the world's most fifth most eco-friendly nation. It scores high on environment health, water effects on environment, forestry and agriculture.
GDP per capita: $48,113Population: 4,709,150
Mauritius score high on forestry, bio-diversity, environmental health and has low pollution levels.
GDP per capita: $10,254
France with a score of 78.2 is at the seventh place. The country scores much above the average in the region in terms of environmental health, eco system vitality and agriculture.
GDP per capita: $31,131
GDP per capita: $34,520Population: 8,315,430
Cuba is the ninth most eco-friendly nation with a score of 78.1. It scores high on pollution control measures, fisheries, agriculture and forestry.
GDP per capita: $8,500Population: 11,257,000
GDP per capita: $7,635