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

Printed Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2024

About ENVIS Centre

Environment Information System (ENVIS), Himachal Pradesh, is a programme of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India on "SOE & RELATED ISSUES". Envis is a decentralized system using the distributed network of databases to ensure integration of national efforts in Environment Informational Compilation, Storage, Retrieval and dissemination to all concerned including policy planners, decision makers, research workers and the public.

Realising the importance of Environmental Information, the Government of India, in December, 1982, established an Environmental Information System (ENVIS) as a plan programme. The focus of ENVIS 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 broad-ranging, multi-disciplinary subject, a comprehensive information system on environment would necessarily involve effective participation of concerned institutions/ organisations 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/organisations for the programme to be meaningful. A large number of nodes, known as ENVIS Centres, have been established in the network to cover the broad subject areas of environment with a Focal Point in the Ministry of Environment & Forests.