India ranked 177 out of 180 countries; in terms of curbing environ pollution

EPI rankings were published on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum meet in Davos

India ranked 177 out of 180 countries; in terms of curbing environ pollution

India ranked poorly in terms of Environmental Performance Index’s latest rankings.

Indian got place at 177 of total of 180 countries and categorized as one of the worst country in the world in terms of curbing environmental pollution.

The EPI rankings were published on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum meet in Davos on Tuesday.

With a score of 30.57, India fares better than only three countries — Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh and Burundi — in curbing pollution.

The top performers included Switzerland which emerged the leading country in overall environmental performance with a score of 87.42.

France, Denmark, Malta and Sweden were in the top five while the United States made it to the 27th rank.

As regards air quality, India scored a mere 5.75, China 14.39 and Pakistan 15.69, and these “face a public health crisis that demands urgent attention,” according to the report released.

EPI rankings is a bi-annual report produced by researches at Yale and Columbia Universities in collaboration with the World Economic Forum.

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