ENVIS is a decentralized system with a network of distributed subject oriented Centers ensuring integration of national efforts in environmental information collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination to all concerned.
Realizing 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.
Presently the ENVIS network consists of Focal Point at the Ministry of Environment and Forest and ENVIS Centers setup in different organizations/establishments in the country in selected areas of environment. These Centers have been set up in the areas of pollution control, toxic chemicals, central and offshore ecology, environmentally sound and appropriate technology, bio-degradation of wastes and environment management, etc. ENVIS focal point ensures integration of national efforts in environmental information collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination to all concerned.Objectives of ENVIS Centers
This center is functioning under Forest, Environment and Wildlife Management Department, Government of Sikkim.Subject Area
On Status of Environment and Related IssuesLocation
The Center has been established at the Ground Floor of the Annex- II, Forest Secretariat, Deorali, Gangtok, East SikkimAdministration
The center is functioning under the over all administration of the PCCF-cum-Secretary, Forest, Environment and Wildlife Management Department, Government of Sikkim. The day to day affairs of the center are being supervised and managed by the Chief Conservator of Forests, Land Use and Environment, who is also the Programme coordinator for ENVIS Sikkim Center. There are three project staff working under the center to look after the needs of collection, compilation, database development, updating of information on the database and in websites, etc.,ENVIS Team
1. Shri. C. Lachungpa, IFS - Programme Coordinator