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.
In December, 1982, Government of India 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, Forests and Climate Change 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.
On July 24 2002 under the ENVIS capacity Program, ENVIS node at Srinagar was sanctioned by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and allotted this centre to the Department of Environment and Remote Sensing Govt. of Jammu & Kashmir.
The main Objectives of the ENVIS centre include:
Scientific Staff Officer/ ENVIS Co-ordinator, EE&RS
Programme Officer, J&K ENVIS Centre
Information Officer, J&K ENVIS Centre
IT Assistant / IT Expert, J&K ENVIS Centre