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Environmental Information System

The Environmental Information System (ENVIS) is a project of the Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India to facilitate generation & dissemination of information on Environmental issues. MoEF has signed an agreement with the World Bank for Environmental Management Capacity Building Technical Assistance Project. This sub-component aims to strengthen ENVIS by expanding its reach through networking various organizations in the Government, academic, NGO and corporate sectors.

EMCB-ENVIS Node at the Department of Forest, Environment & Ecology, Govt. of Karnataka has been setup with the subject area of State Environment Issues.

The activities of the node include:

  • Establishing linkages with users/organisations
  • Create and maintain databank on Urban Lakes-Bangalore
  • Launching of website in the subject area allotted with regional language interface and develop linkages with ENVIS centres
  • Information on queries to Departments, Organisations, Scientific Institutions etc.,
  • Building up inventory of information material
  • Supply information to the ENVIS Programme
  • Identify data gaps and knowledge gaps in the subject area and take action to fill the gaps
  • Collect reports & journals in the subject area for requisite database