| Last Updated::20/07/2017

Major Activities & Events 2017

 

Van Mahotsav-2017

 

"Van Mahotsav 2017"
by
Delhi based ENVIS Centres, MoEF&CC,
during the July, 2017


Van Mahotsav is an annual tree-planting movement in India, which began in 1950. The name Van Mahotsava means JANGALO KA FESTIVAL. It is a weeklong festival, celebrated on different days in different parts of India usually from 1 July to 7 July. July is the onset of the monsoon season in India – a time when tree planting is most likely to be effective.

It has gained significant national importance and, every year, millions of saplings are planted across India in observation of Van Mahotsav week. K.M. Munshi started it. It began after a flourishing tree planting drive, which was undertaken in Delhi, in which national leaders like Dr Rajendra Prasad and Jawaharlal Nehru participated.

It was initiated to overcome the rising trees shortfall in India. Thus creating a void in sustainable development of the environment and our country. The constant felling of trees in India has been a problem for a long time, and Van Mahotsav is important in creating awareness of the issues.

Van-Mahotsav-report-14-07-17.pdf


Swacchta Pakhwada 2017

 

‘Swacchta Pakhwada 2017’
by
Delhi based ENVIS Centres, MoEF&CC
(1st June to 1st July 2017)

 

Swachhta pakhwada is a fortnight initiative to carry on the agenda of Swachh Bharat Mission, aimed at promoting cleanliness. Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan is an initiative started by government of India to make the country completely clean of any mess or littering, thereby making every nook and corner of the nation clean and tidy. Earlier many awareness programmes (such as total sanitation campaign, nirmal bharat abhiyan. etc) about the environmental sanitation and personal cleanliness were launched by the Indian government however could not be so effective to make India a clean India.


Swachh Bharat Mission was launched by Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 2nd October, 2014 to urge people to fulfill Mahatma Gandhi's vision of a clean India, by his 150th birth anniversary in 2019. The campaign was carried out nationwide in more than 4,000 districts/towns in India. The aim of the mission is to cover all the rural and urban areas of the country to present this country as an ideal country before the world. Therefore The mission is divided into two parts — urban and rural. The Swachh Bharat Mission Urban is managed by the Ministry of Urban Development, while the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (Rural) is led by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.


Swachhta is actually a pledge ceremony initiated by the central government for spreading awareness among people. The awareness will be about maintaining cleanliness within the community. This is done for engaging the mission of Swachh Bharat to a further extent. A lot of private organizations have immediately agreed to contribute at least 2 hours every week to carry on this noble cause. The cleanliness drive shall be done for a fortnight. There are various implementation policies and mechanisms for the programme including three important phases such as planning phase, implementation phase and sustainability phase.

SP-report-2017.pdf

Training Program on “Greenhouse gas (GHG) Inventory for Industries and Air Quality Prediction”

 

Three Day Training Program
On
“Greenhouse gas (GHG) Inventory for Industries and Air Quality Prediction”

 

March 4-6, 2016
Venue: ISM Industry Institute Interaction Facility, New Town, Kolkata.

 

We are glad to inform you that Department of Environmental Science & Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad is organizing 3 Day Training Program on ‘Greenhouse gas (GHG) Inventory for Industries and Air Quality Prediction” during March 4-6, 2016 , 2016 at ISM Industry Institute Interaction Facility, New Town, Kolkata.


About 31% of the global carbon emission occurs due to transmission, and distribution of electricity and about 21% comes from other industries. Many actions to mitigate the present GHG scenario are being taken on global platforms. As first round commitments of Kyoto protocol, initiative was taken within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It strongly suggested anthropogenic sources to bring down the GHG emission 5.2% below their corresponding levels of emissions as it was in 1990 plus/minus the reduction commitment of the country. In order to comply with the global as well as national standards of GHG emission, development of emission inventory for the anthropogenic sources like energy sectors, mining industries, construction industries etc. are of utmost importance.


The aim of this training program is to provide a comprehensive knowledge towards the detailed understanding of the present scenario of GHG emission and air quality from perspective of environmental welfare and industrial development. The widely used procedures for developing GHG inventory and prediction of air quality will be discussed in depth which will be beneficial to the planners, decision makers and management personnel of different industries.


You are hereby requested to make wide circulation of this program to concerned executives, academicians, researchers, field engineers, policy makers and others to whom you feel necessary in your esteemed institution/organization.


Contact person:

Dr. Manish Kumar Jain,
Associate Professor,
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering,
Centre of Mining Environment
Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad-826004
Ph : 91-326-2235476 (O), 91-326-2235576 (R)
91-9431711095 (M), 91-326- 2296624(Fax)
Resi: E-7, Teacher's colony
Webpage: http://manishjkm.tripod.com

 

Short term course on "SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES"

 

Three Day Short term course
On
"SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES"

 

February 17-19, 2016
Venue: Kolkata, INDIA

 

We are pleased to inform you that the Department of Environmental Science & Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India is going to organize a 3 - Day’s Short term course on "SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES" ( SWMP - 2016) during February 17-19, 2016 at Kolkata, INDIA.

 

Short Term Course Brochure.pdf

Regional Evaluation Workshop of ENVIS Centres of Northern Region
12th-13th January, 2015 at Dehradun, Uttarakhand

 

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India held two days Regional Evaluation Workshop of ENVIS Centres of Northern Region during 12th-13th January, 2015 at Dehradun, Uttarakhand. The ENVIS Centre hosted at Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, Uttarakhand was organised the Workshop on behalf of the MoEF.

 

Regional workshop was organized to evaluate the functioning of the ENVIS Centres as per the Guidelines of the ENVIS Scheme, framed by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India. An Expert Committee evaluated "online" the contents of ENVIS website and any other information product. The second day of the Workshop was marked by a crucial training by NRSC officals Shri P. G. Diwakar and Shri Arul Raj on Bhuvan portal, a geospatial portal to enable the GIS-based information in the websites of the ENVIS Centres.

 

 

Sh G. Ganesh, ENVIS Coordinator and Ms. Hemlata Mishra, Information Officer from CPCB ENVIS Centre attended the Regional Evaluation Workshop 2015.

 

All photos of the Northern Region workshop can be downloaded from this link:
Northern Region Workshop Photos

Seminar on “RE-ENVIS 2014” Overview of Renewable Energy Landscape in India
12th September 2014, at TERI, New Delhi

 

TERI has organized a one-day Seminar on “RE-ENVIS 2014” Overview of Renewable Energy Landscape in India as part of Environmental Information System (ENVIS) activity on 12th September 2014, at TERI, New Delhi.

 

This seminar was focus on about the current status of Renewable Energy in India and also to Share best practices, models, experiences, lessons learned and innovative methods to the researchers, experts, teachers etc for sustainable future.

 

 

Sh G. Ganesh, ENVIS Coordinator and Ms. Hemlata Mishra, Information Officer from CPCB ENVIS Centre attended one-day Seminar on RE-ENVIS 2014.

INTERNATIONAL SOIL DAY

 

M/o Agriculture & Farmer Welfare,
Government of India
Celebrating

 

INTERNATIONAL SOIL DAY
on
05 DECEMBER 2015

 

SOIL HEALTH CARD SCHEME


Soil Health Card Scheme.pdf

Letter of MoA&FW

 

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National Interaction cum Evaluation Workshop for ENVIS
28th - 30th March, 2014 at Gangtok, Sikkim

 

The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India held three days National Interaction cum Evaluation Workshop of Environmental Information System ( ENVIS) Centres during March 28-30, 2014 at Chintan Bhawan, Gangtok, Sikkim. The ENVIS Centre hosted at Sikkim State Council of Science & Technology (SCSTS), Gangtok was organised the Workshop on behalf of the MoEF.

 

National Workshop was organized to evaluate the activities of ENVIS Centres and decide their continuance based on their performance. All the ENVIS Centres set up by Ministry of Environment and Forests was invited to make the presentation of their activities in the workshop for the larger dissemination and also evaluation by the MoEF.

 

 

Sh G. Ganesh, ENVIS Coordinator and Ms. Hemlata Mishra, Information Officer from CPCB ENVIS Centre attended the National Interaction cum Evaluation Workshop 2014.

National Interaction cum Evaluation Workshop for ENVIS
29th-30th August, 2012 at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

 

The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India held two days National Interaction cum Evaluation Workshop of Environmental Information System ( ENVIS) Centres during August 29th - 30th, 2012 at DMI, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The ENVIS Centre hosted at Disaster Management Institute (DMI), Bhopal was organised the Workshop on behalf of the MoEF.

 

National Workshop was organized to evaluate the activities of ENVIS Centres and decide their continuance based on their performance. All the ENVIS Centres in the country set up by Ministry of Environment and Forests was invited to make the presentation of their activities in the workshop for the larger dissemination and also evaluation by the MoEF.

 

 

Sh G. Ganesh, ENVIS Coordinator from CPCB ENVIS Centre attended the National Interaction cum Evaluation Workshop 2012.