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Environmental Information System ( ENVIS )


An Environmental Information System (ENVIS) was set up by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in 1982 as a decentralised information network for collection, storage, retrieval and dissemination of environmental information. 

Besides the Focal Point in the Ministry, ENVIS network presently consists of 25 subject-oriented centres known as ENVIS Centres, set up in various institutions/organisations of the country in priority areas of environment such as environmentally sound and appropriate technology, bio-degradation of wastes, desertification, estuary, mangroves, coral and lagoons, media and environment, environmental education, solid wastes disposal, animal ecology, Himalayan ecology, etc. 

The Focal Point brings out a quarterly abstracting journal,  Paryavaran Abstracts, containing information about environmental research in the Indian context.

ENVIS has been designated as National Focal Point (NFP) and Regional Service Centre (RSC) for South Asia sub-regional countries by INFOTERRA (an international referral system for sources of information on environment) of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 

The ENVIS network responded to a total of 12,756 queries during 1998-99 about a variety of environmental concerns.  

ENVIS is publishing a quarterly newsletter ‘ENVIRO NEWS’, on a monthly basis. 

The ENVIS has been entrusted with the responsibility of implementing the UNDP and IDRC-assisted project, ‘Sustainable Development Network Programme (SDNP)’. 


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