Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Introduction

 

             The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change in Government of India, has started as a single-stop web-enabled repository of comprehensive environmental information with collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination of the environmental information through a nationwide network of ENVIS Hubs and ENVIS Resource Partners (RPs). The ENVIS Hub in KSCSTE was initiated in 2003 as a node and later upgraded to ENVIS Centre in 2005. Now it is upgraded to ENVIS Hub with following objectives:-

 

Objectives:

 

  • To build a repository and dissemination centre in Environmental Science, Information and Management (ESIM). 
  • To build storage, retrieval and dissemination capabilities, with the ultimate objective of disseminating information speedily to the users. 
  • To build a strong statistical base such that ENVIS is recognised as a South Asian Hub for ESIM. 
  • To promote national cooperation and liaise with agencies concerned for exchange of environment related information. 
  • To promote, support and assist education and personnel training programmes designed to enhance ESIM capabilities. 
  • To enable application of modern technologies of acquisition, processing, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information of environmental nature. 
  • To promote, implement and coordinate Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP). 
  • To implement and coordinate Grid Based Decision Support System (GRIDSS) programme. 
  • To participate, implement and coordinate Community-driven Environmentally Sustainable Village Programme (CESVP) as and when intimated by ENVIS Focal Point.

 

Thematic Area: The focus of ENVIS Hub Kerala is “State of Environment” since inception has been on providing environmental information to decision makers, policy planners, scientists and engineers, research workers, etc all over the country. Since environment is a wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary subject, a comprehensive information system on environment would necessarily involve effective participation of concerned institutions/organizations in the country that are actively engaged in work relating to different subject areas of environment. ENVIS has, therefore, developed itself with a network of such participating institutions/organizations for the programme to be meaningful.

 

Activities: The ENVIS Centre is publishing quarterly Newsletters, books and booklets. The Centre has developed a website on State of the Environment and related issues of Kerala State.  All the ENVIS publications, important legislations and government notifications pertaining to the environment of Kerala can be downloaded from ENVIS website. Public can share questions and get answers through the website. Other important attractions of the site are environmental calender, online quiz, daily news on environment, upcoming events, searchable database, etc. 

 

Citizen's Charter : The ENVIS centre in Kerala is mainly focused to create a database on different environment related topics of Kerala by collecting secondary data from Government agencies, R&D Centres, Universities, NGO’s and other reliable sources and thereby popularizing the environmental informations among the people of Kerala. This will also help to the people reap environmental benefits and protect the environment and environmental resources without damage. 

  

 

      ENVIS Structure