About the Scheme
ENVIS is a decentralized system with a network of distributed subject oriented Hubs/RPs ensuring integration of national efforts in environmental information collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination to all concerned. The ENVIS Hub (Centre) in Kerala deals with state of the environment aspects of Kerala State and is functioning at Kerala State Council For Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE).
ENVIS Coordinator: Dr. Kamalakshan Kokkal, Chief Scientist, KSCSTE
• To promote, implement and coordinate Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP).
• To implement and coordinate Grid Based Decision Support System (GRIDSS) programme.
• To participate, implement and coordinate Community-driven Environmentally Sustainable Village Programme (CESVP) as and when intimated by ENVIS Focal Point.
• To build a repository and dissemination centre in Environmental Science, Information and Management (ESIM).
• To enable application of modern technologies of acquisition, processing, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information of environmental nature.
• To support and promote research, development and innovation in ESIM.
• To build storage, retrieval and dissemination capabilities, with the ultimate objective of disseminating information speedily to the users.
• To build a strong statistical base such that ENVIS is recognised as a South Asian Hub for ESIM.
• To promote national cooperation and liaise with agencies concerned for exchange of environment related information.
• To promote, support and assist education and personnel training programmes designed to enhance ESIM capabilities.
• To carry out ground truth verification of various Central Sector (CS) and Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) being implemented by the Ministry, as and when required.
• Development of descriptive/numerical databases and maintenance of 17 modules of India State level Basic Environmental Information Database (ISBEID).The parameters include:
• Administrative Profile
• Air Pollution
• Forest Resources
• Ground Water Resources
• Natural Resources
• Tourism & Heritage
• Water Pollution
• Water Resources
For further details
Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment
Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom,
Tel: 0471 2548210; 0417 2548213
Website: www.kscste.kerala.gov.in; www.kerenvis.nic.in