The ENVIS network with its 21 nodes continued its activities in information collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination to its users during the year. The ENVIS nodes, known as ENVIS centres in 21 subject specific areas and the Focal Point in the Ministry constitute the ENVIS network. A list of such ENVIS centres is given at the end. The Focal Point of ENVIS and its network partners laid emphasis on the development of its information-base by creating comprehensive databases and strengthening information resource repository in the concerned subject area. Major activities of the ENVIS Focal Point and its various centres during the year are as follows:

Focal Point

Activities of the ENVIS Centres

All the ENVIS centres continued their activities related to collection, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information on the subject areas allotted to them. Besides strengthening the data bases and responding to various national and international queries all the ENVIS centres carried out a variety of activites aimed at disseminating information to wide range of users. Highlights of some of the activities of the ENVIS centres are given below:

ENVIS Centres

1. Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi.

2. Industrial Toxicological Research Centre, Lucknow.

3. Society for Development Alternatives, B-32, Institutional Area, Tara Crescent, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi.

4. Centre for Environment Studies, College of Engineering, Anna University, Madras.

5. Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), New Delhi.

6. Centre for Ecological Sciences, Bangalore.

7. World Wide Fund for Nature, New Delhi.

8. Environmental Planning and Coordination Organisation, Bhopal.

9. National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad.

10. Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur.

11. Centre for Advanced Studies in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai.

12. Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad.

13. Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta.

14. Centre of Mining and Environment, ISM, Dhanbad.

15. National Environmental Engineering Research Institute Nagpur.

16. G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan, Environment & Development, Kosi-Katarmal.

17. School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.

18. School of Environmental Sciences, JNU, New Delhi.

19. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.

20. Environmental Protection Training and Research Institute, Hyderabad.

21. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai.

* Source: Ministry of Environment and Forests Annual Report, 1996-97