The Environmental Information System Centre sponsored by the MoEF&CC, GoI is functioning in the Department of Environment from October 2002. This Centre provides information on various aspects about the State of Environment and related issues of Tamil Nadu. Also the ENVIS centre is engaged in collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination of environmental information through a website www.tnenvis.nic.in and publication of Newsletters, creation of web based database, answering environmental queries etc. are some of the activities covered under ENVIS.
The Additional mandate of ENVIS scheme from 2017-2018 are to conduct the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) and Grid Based Decision Support System (GRIDSS). ENVIS HUB in the Department of Environment, has conducted certificate course in Master Trainer in Waste Management training under GSDP for twenty science and engineering graduates drawn from the various slum locations in and around Chennai City. On a pilot scale, ENVIS HUB carried out GRIDSS in Thiruvallur district and prepared seventeen sectoral GRID based maps.
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