Environment Information System centre (ENVIS)

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Meenakshi Dhote

Year of Establishment: 1993

The ENVIS Centre on Human Settlements, supported by Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India, has been placed with the Department of Environmental Planning, SPA New Delhi since 1993.

Activities of ENVIS Centre Organisation and Coordination of Seminars / Workshops on Human Settlements. Collection, Processing, Documentation and Dissemination of data pertaining to Human Settlements.

Publication of the ENVIS Journal for Human Settlements.


  • To Create a database concerning Human Settlements.
  • To Collate and Disseminate information on Human Settlements.
  • To Provide information on Human Settlements to the users.
  • Capacity Building and infrastructure in the field of Human Settlements.
  • To Publish Newsletter, Journals and other material in printed and electronic media on Human Settlements.
  • To Implement policies, Programmes and instructions of the ministry of Environment and Forests related to ENVIS.