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The Environmental Information System (ENVIS) is a project of the Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India to facilitate generation & dissemination of information on environmental issues. MoEF has signed an agreement with the World Bank for Environmental Management Capacity Building (EMCB) Technical Assistance Project. This sub-component aims to strengthen ENVIS by expanding its reach through networking with various organizations in the government, academic institutions, NGO's and corporate sectors. The activities of the centre includes:

  • Launching of website in the subject area allotted with regional language interface and develop linkages with ENVIS centres
  • Establishing linkages with users/organizations
  • Create and maintain databank on environment related issues
  • Information on queries to departments, organizations, scientific institutions etc.
  • Building up inventory of information material
  • Supply information to the ENVIS programme
  • Identify data gaps and knowledge gaps in the subject area and take action to fill the gaps
  • Collect reports & journals in the subject area for requisite database

The long-term objectives of ENVIS Centre are:

  • To build up repositories and dissemination centers in various subject areas of environment and environmental engineering
  • To adopt modern technologies of information acquisition, processing, storage, retrieval and dissemination
  • To support and promote research, development and innovation in environmental information technology

 Last updated on: 31-05-2013                                                                |                                             Designed and developed by EMPRI