BHUBANESWAR: Senior Economic Advisor to Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) Anandi Subramanian visited the State Environmental Information System (ENVIS) centre, a unit of Centre for Environmental Studies (CES) under Forest and Environment Department, here recently.
She discussed on various on-going projects while reviewing the activities of the centre for the last financial year. She also conducted physical verification and evaluation of the centre.
ENVIS is a programme of MoEF&CC running in 69 such centres in the States and Union Territories. Work of the centre is to collect, collate and disseminate environment-related information of the State to the research scholars, students, scientists and academicians.
Started in 2002, CES as ENVIS Centre in the State has joined the selected group in the country. Since then, this centre has compiled 45 newsletters on various issues of environment. Besides, the centre is publishing booklets, knowledge products and developing mobile Apps on different subjects.
An ENVIS newsletter on "Ambient air quality in selected areas of Odisha" was released by Dr Subramanian on this occasion.
Deputy Secretary of MoEF&CC Hari Singh, Deputy Director Shoyabahmed Kalal, National Programme Coordinator Kumar Rajnish, ENVIS Coordinator Dr Sailabala Padhi and Programme Officer Pravat Dash were present.