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| Last Updated:: 08/08/2023

Focal Point

   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/ 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. 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.


      Both the Focal Point as well as the ENVIS Centres have been assigned various responsibilities to achieve the Long-term & Short-term objectives. For this purpose, various services has been introduced by the Focal Point.  ENVIS due to its comprehensive network has been designed as the National Focal Point (NFP) for INFOTERRA, a global environmental information network of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In order to strengthen the information activities of the NFP, ENVIS was designated as the Regional Service Centre (RSC) of INFOTERRA of UNEP in 1985 for the South Asia Sub-Region countries.


          The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has sanctioned ENVIS Centre to the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) since 2005. It was a successor of the ENVIS node which came into existence in May 2003. The ENVIS Centre hosted by KSCSTE has restructured and revamped as ENVIS Hub during 2017 and also subsumed to Environmental Information, Awareness, Capacity Building and Livelihood Programme (EIACP) Programme Centre during 2021 onwards with a wide variety of activities.


The EIACP Scheme is headed by



Ms. Nameeta Prasad

Joint Secretary

Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change

Government of India

'Prithvi Wing, 3rd Floor

Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, Jor Bagh Road,

New Delhi - 110 003

Phone: 011-20819324




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