ENVIS Q. What does ENVIS stands for?

ENVIS Stands for Environment Information System.

Q. What is ENVIS?

Environmental information plays a vital role not only in formulating environmental management policies but also in the decision making process aiming at environmental protection and improvement of environment for sustaining good quality of life for the living beings. Hence, management of environment is key component and thus plays an important role in effecting a balance between the demands and resources available for keeping the environmental quality at a satisfactory level. Realizing such need Ministry set up an Environmental Information System (ENVIS) in 1983 as a plan programme as a comprehensive network in environmental information collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination to varying users, which include decision-makers, researchers, academicians, policy planners and research scientists, etc. ENVIS was conceived as a distributed information network with the subject-specific centers to carry out the mandates and to provide the relevant and timely information to all concerned. Further, association of the various State Governments/UTs was also felt necessary in promoting the ENVIS network to cover a wide range of subjects. The subject area for States/UTs ENVIS Centers was the status of environment and related issues. Thus, the network was expanded gradually with the involvement of thematic subject-areas and State Government/UT departments to make it a more comprehensive environmental information network. ENVIS network at present consists of a chain of 67 network partners out of which 39 are on subject-specific and 28 on State/UT related issues. These network partners are called ENVIS Centers and are located in the notable organizations/institutions/State/UT Government Departments/Universities throughout the country. The focal point of ENVIS is located in the Ministry and assists the Environment Information (EI) Division in coordinating the activities of all the ENVIS network partners by making ENVIS a web-enabled comprehensive information system.

Q. On what topic the Uttarakhand ENVIS Centre is working?

Uttarakhand ENVIS Centre is working on Status of Environment and Related issues w.r.t. Uttarakhand.

Q. What are the objectives of Uttarakhand ENVIS Centre?

• Regular updation of website on state environment and related issues.
• Compilation and uploading of News items on state environment issues.
• Database creation on state environment and related issues.
• Publication of quarterly Newsletter and other publications (from time to time)
• To establish linkages with information users, carriers and providers from Government, Academia and Non-Governmental Organizations including other ENVIS centers.
Q. What is the total number of ENVIS Centers?

There are total 67 ENVIS Centers all over India, including state specific and theme specific centers.

Q. Where can we get details of other ENVIS Centers?

The details and list of other ENVIS Centers can be obtained from the website of Environment Information System. Click

ENVIS Cell, Uttarakhand Environment Protection & Pollution Control Board,
29/20, Nemi Road, Dalanwala, Dehradun-248001 (Uttarakhand).