ENVIS (Environmental Information System)
Environmental Information System (ENVIS) is a decentralized system with a network of subject-oriented centres ensuring integration of national efforts in environmental information collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination to all concerned. The principal target groups of ENVIS are decision makers, policy planners, scientists and engineers, research workers, and students.
It was established by the Government of India in December 1982 with an aim of providing easy access to environment related information. Presently the ENVIS network consists of focal point at the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and ENVIS Centres setup in different organizations /establishments in the country.
The ENVIS Secretariat portal can be viewed at www.envis.nic.in
C.P.R. ENVIROMENTAL EDUCATION CENTRE (CPREEC)
C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre is a Centre of Excellence in the Environmental Education jointly established by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Government of India, and the C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation and assigned the responsibility for being the focal point for the thematic area of Conservation of Ecological Heritage and Sacred Sites of India.
The Centre has been set up:
- To increase consciousness and knowledge about the various aspects of environment and also about the major environmental problems facing India today.
- To spread awareness and interest among the masses, with special emphasis on educators, voluntary workers, youth and women, with the purpose of promoting conservation of nature and its resources.
The Centre has done pioneering work in the collection of Indian heritage traditions. It has several scientists and sociologists who have specialized in this subject. The Centre also an extensive library with several books and research papers on the focus area. The Centre has been spreading the message of protection and conservation of biodiversity by emphasizing the conservation traditions of India.