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    Introduction

    Environment management plays an important role in effecting a balance between the demands and resources available, thereby also keeping environmental quality at a satisfactory level. For any rational management of the environment that comprises of environmental planning, appraisal and applicable law, availability of verifiable knowledge on state-of environment is a pre-requisite. Environmental Information System (ENVIS) is a decentralized system of Centres mandated to develop a web-based distributed network of subject-specific databases.
    As per the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) made on July 2018 between the Environmental Information (EI) Division of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and the Directorate of Environment & Climate Change Haryana, the ENVIS (Environmental Information System) Hub has been established in October, 2019 at Environment & Climate Change Department, Haryana, Chandigarh.

    ENVIS purpose is to integrate country-wide efforts in environmental information collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination to all concerned. ENVIS, by providing scientific, technical and semi-technical information on various environmental issues, serves as the backbone of policy formulation and environment management at all levels of Government as well as decision-making aimed at environmental protection and its improvement for sustaining good quality of life of all living beings. Its major users also include institutes and individual scientists carrying out research projects and agencies carrying out environmental impact assessment of projects as well as public.