ENVIS Centre

Environmental Information System (ENVIS) is a flagship Pan India Scheme of MoEF&CC, GoI for dissemination of environment information and it is being implemented through 69 Centers i.e. 29 state and 40 thematic Centers. ENVIS Centre, PSCST, set up in PSCST in the year 2005 is collecting, collating and disseminating information, data on various environment parameters & issues through a dedicated website in a user friendly manner, publication of quarterly newsletter and special reports. 

The publication on ‘Vulture: An Endangered Bird’ has been awarded for its contribution to capacity building in the field of biodiversity while the publication on ‘Climate Change’ has been awarded for articulating information and collaboration regarding Climate Change issues at the local level.


The Centre carried out the following activities:

  • Website Maintenance & Up-dation: Total of  2,447 links were added /updated under eight major links.  Further,  MoEF&CC, GoI has developed a web-enabled application i.e. India State-Level Basic Environmental Information Database (ISBEID) in collaboration with National Information Centre for various modules, i.e. Energy, Agriculture, Air, Forest Resources, Biodiversity, Natural Resources, Ecology, Water Resources, Waste and Tourism & Heritage. 
  • Brainstorming session to strengthen Northern Region ENVIS Centres & promote intra-ENVIS Activities: ENVIS Centre, PSCST organized a brainstorming session of 21 Northern Region ENVIS Centers (comprising 15 thematic centres and 6 state centres) as 'Lead Centre' in May, 2016 which was attended by experts from ENVIS Sectt., MoEFCC, GoI and 48 participants from 2 ENVIS Centres. 
  • Setting up ENVIS Gallery/ENVIS Wall (having posters, panels etc) at SCERT office at Mohali, inaugurated on 4th March, 2016 by S. Balbir Singh Dhol, Director Public Instructions- Secondary, Punjab. Further, various environment related exhibits were put up at several (16 nos.) events. 
  • Promotion of Education for Sustainable Development through Regional Center of Expertise (RCE) Network: ENVIS Centre had played a key role in setting up Regional Centre of Expertise Chandigarh (RCE Chandigarh) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in 2012. The RCE has been recognized by United Nations University-Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), Japan as the 10th RCE in India (total 11 in India) and the 100th Global RCE (Total 129 RCEs). The Centre promoted ESD related activities within the region by motivating and participating in environment related activities.


  • Spin Offs +

    Information resources on leading issues, events and ideas on climate change.

    Children Science Congress 2016-2017+

    Knowledge base of the current trends and practices on sustainable building design.

    Punjab State Climate Change knowledge Centre +
    Information on, Punjab State Climate Change knowledge Centre.
    Har Gobind Khorana Lecture Series +
  • Knowledge City +

    Knowledge City is a mega initiative of the State Government Coordinated

    Punjab Envis Center+

    Platforms to engage young people and make them
    aware on environmental issues.

    Science Essay Writing Competition for 2017 +

    To discover scientific talent and encourage students to think on broader aspects of........

  • Punjab Biodiversity Board +

    Conservation of Biological Diversity of Punjab by implementing the Biological Diversity Act 2002.

    PSCST news +

    At the forefront of Sustainable Change