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| Last Updated:: 11/07/2014

Introduction

 
About ENVIS Centre – Manipur :
 
The Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Manipur has been implemented by the Directorate of Environment, Govt. of Manipur as State Host Institute under the financial assistance & guidelines from Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India. The Centre was a Node under the EMCBTA Project, assisted by the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India during 2002 – 2003, now the same Node has been converted as Centre under the same ministry.
 
Table 1.1 :        Yearwise Establishment of the Centre
Year
Name
Funding Agency
March 2002-June 2004
EMCB-ENVIS Node, Manipur
 
Under EMCBTA Project, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India
July 2004 till date
ENVIS Centre, Manipur
Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of Manipur
 
The Centre works towards fulfillment of objectives of ENVIS such as Data Base Development, Experts Database, Abstracting Database, structure, Modules, Website Management of Information System, website development, Content Management, Linkages, Updation structure, Dynamicity & VPN Facility, Indian State Level Basic Environmental Information Database (ISBEID) with GIS Interface, Environment Information dissemination on the allocated subject areas through publication like Quarterly Newsletter, State of Art Reports, etc. as well as through electronic media; Moreover, identification of information / data gaps in the specified subject areas has been evaluated and action taken to fill the gaps. Recent database on Environmental Issues of the State is being uploaded on website www. manenvis.nic.in. The Centre is preciously engaged on the online & offline feedbacks for the ENVIS activities.
 
The ENVIS Centre Manipur is running under the Chairmanship of Dr. M. Homeshwor Singh, Head of the office of Directorate of Environment, Govt. of Manipur and Dr. Y. Nabachandra Singh, Scientific Officer, Directorate of Environment, Govt. of Manipur and Dr. T. Brajakumar Singh, Research Officer, Directorate of Environment, Govt. of Manipur as its Co-ordinator and Principal investigator.
 
 
 
 
About Host Institute, the Directorate of Environment, Govt. of Manipur :
 
I.       Introduction about the Sector :
 
The main function of the Directorate of Environment in the state is policy planning, conservation, regulation, co-ordination and promotion of environment related issues along with its meaningful application in various developmental programmes to achieve the socio economic objectives of the State. The Directorate is mandated to enforce the Environment (Protection) Act , 1986 and subsequent rules in the state.
 
 The Directorate of Environment implements plan schemes /works projects for advancing mass awareness and protection of the fragile environment in order to maintain a consistent balance between the development programmes and restoration of natural environment of Manipur. Besides these, data collection, information dissemination, research and development on the state specific environmental issues along with extension of services to different Government Departments/Academic Institution/NGOs on Water-Air-Soil quality through its R&D Laboratory, of which is considered to be the only referral laboratory in the state, are some of the prime activities of the department.
 
 
II.     Vision/Approach of the Department :
 
The Directorate of Environment is presently implementing 15 approved plan schemes with community participation which may serve as an approach for strategies and action plan to combat climate change scenario in the state – a burning issue in the global context.
 
The Directorate of Environment is the Regional Resource Agency (RRA) in Manipur for implementation of the National Environment Awareness Campaign (NEAC) of the MoEF The ENVIS (Environmental Information System) Centre, established in the Environment Department under the sponsorship of MoEF, is playing a vital role as a comprehensive networking partner of the country for environmental information collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination to different users.  
 

III.       Function of Directorate of Environment  :


 
I. Policy Planning
II. Conservation
III. Regulatory
IV. Co-ordination
V. Promotion
VI. Implementation
VII. Monitoring & valuation
 
 
 
 
IV.      Responsibility as per rules of Business :
 
Directorate of Environment is responsible for all matters related to Environment and Ecology and all  matters related to State Pollution Control Board and Environment Protection Council. This Department has also  been successfully enforcing/implementing the various Acts & Rules laid down by the Ministry of Environment &  Forests, Government of India. 
a)            The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1974 and Rules 1975.
b)            The Air ((Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981 and Rules 1982.
c)             The Environment ( Protection )Act 1986 and Rules 1988.
 
 As a part of the central government programmes, the office is also responsible for preparation of :
-      State Environment Policy under the guidelines of NEP 2006
-      State Action Plan on Climate Change with the objectives of NAP on CC
-      Action taken report in respect of environmental related Supreme Court cases, like hazardous waste management, radiation pollution, shortage of drinking water, etc.
 
V.     Ongoing Plan Schemes :
 
 1.       Eco-Development Programme
 2.      Environmental Information Dissemination
 3.       Environment Education Programme
 4.       Environment Monitoring Cell
 5.       Multi- Disciplinary Scientific Study of Catchment Area of Major Basins
 6.       Prevention and Control of Pollution
 7.       Solid Waste Management
 8.       Information Technology (IT)
 9.       Natural Resources.
10.    Environment Impact Studies.
11.    GIS Applications/Techniques/Tools/Training
12.    Ecology and Environment (Conservation of Wetlands and Lakes)
13.    Climate Change
14.    Environmental Research and Developmental Programme
15.    Environment Planning and Management