ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, July 21, 2024





What is the purpose of this website?



The website enables easy and quick access to information available in the WWF-ENVIS Centre’s database. It provides a convenient platform for interface between various user groups and the WWF-ENVIS Centre, thereby facilitating easier interaction and exchange of information. In making available useful information from the Centre’s database and facilitating interaction with user groups, the site serves as an important link in the development of an exhaustive, reliable and authenticated information network.




What type of information can be availed from this website?


The wealth of data on environment-related information exchanged in the Indian Parliament, details of environmental NGOs in India and print media reports on environment-related issues.




What is the WWF-ENVIS Centre?


The ENVIS Centre 07 at World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF-India) was established on October 27, 1984 under the Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Programme of the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India.




What are the activities of WWF-ENVIS Centre?


In keeping with its mandate to serve as a repository of information on the subject areas of NGOs, the Parliament and Media, the Centre regularly collects, collates, develops and disseminates information pertaining to these three focal areas. Questions and replies by various Ministries are regularly obtained from the Parliament Secretariat during the three Sessions of the Parliament every year; print media reports on environment are classified and collated into different subject categories; information and activities about NGOs are regularly tracked, and a newsletter is regularly published on a quarterly basis. The Centre responds regularly to queries pertaining to its focal areas by phone and e-mail. Various queries through personal visits from NGOs and other user groups are also handled by the Centre.




What resources can be obtained from the WWF-ENVIS Centre?


The various publications of the Centre including the reports and analyses of Parliamentary discussions, directory of experts in the field of environment, analysis of media reports and updated and detailed information of environmental NGOs in the country are accessible in the ENVIS Centre library.