Introduction

What is ENVIS?

Realizing the importance of Environmental Information , the government of India, in december, 1982, established an ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION SYSTEM ( ENVIS) as a planned programme. ENVIS is a decentralized system with a network of distribution oriented centers ensuring integration of national efforts in environmental information collection, collation,storage,retrieval and dissemination to all concerned, presently the ENVIS network consist of focal point at the ministry of environment and forest, ENVIS centers setup in different orga nisations in the country in selected areas of environment.

Objectives of ENVIS Centre

Long-term objectives
  • To build up a repository and dissemination centre in Environmental Science and Engineering;
  • To gear up the modern technologies of acquisition, processing, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information of environmental nature; and
  • To support and promote research, development and innovation in environmental information technology.
Short-term objectives
  • To provide national environmental information service relevant to present needs and capable of development to meet the future needs of the users, originators, processors and disseminators of information
  • To build up storage, retrieval and dissemination capabilities with the ultimate objectives of disseminating information speedily to the users;
  • To promote, national and international cooperation and liaison for exchange of environment related information;
  • To promote, support and assist education and personnel training programmes designed to enhance environmental information processing and utilization capabilities;
  • To promote exchange of information amongst developing countries.
Responsibilities of ENVIS Centers
  • Building up a good collection of books, reports and journals in the particular subject area of environment;
  • Establishment of linkages with all information sources in the particular subject area of environment;
  • Responding to user queries;
  • Establishment of a data bank on some selected parameters relating to the subject area;
  • Coordination with the Focal Point for supplying relevant, adequate and timely information to the users;
  • Helping the Focal Point in gradually up an inventory of information material available at the Centre; identification of information gaps in the specified subject areas and action to fill these gaps;
  • Bringing out newsletters/publications in their subject area for wide dissemination.
The ENVIS scheme is headed by:
Dr. Anandi Subramanian, IES
Senior Advisor,
Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change,
Room No.A424, 4th Floor, 'Agni' Wing,
Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, Jor Bagh Road,
New Delhi - 110 003
Ph(O): 011-24695367
Fax: 011-24695430
Email: sradv-mef@gov.in

ARUNACHAL State ENVIS Centre

ENVIS Center Arunachal was established on December 2015 with Director (Environment) Deptt. Of Environment & Forests Govt. Of Arunachal Pradesh under the Sanction of MoEF & CC Govt. of India. The centre is mandated to perform following objectives :-

  • To Collect, Compile and Desseminate Environmental related Issues & Information.
  • Development Environmental Related Database on ISBEID Website.
  • Development of a user friendly dynamic website including homepage to make it a web enabled system for online exchange of information
  • Development Environmental Related Database on ISBEID Website.
  • To bring awareness among student and public about importance of Environment.