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| Last Updated:: 08/07/2019

NES-GRIDSS

 

NES (National Environment Survey) 

 

The goal of Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) is to facilitate economic development with sustainable environment. A crucial input to decision making and to achieving this goal is robust, disaggregated environmental data. These are technical, spatial, and temporal data on the environmental media, such as air, water (surface and ground}, soil, biota (plants and animals) etc., covering parameters like waste, pollution, hazardous substances, fauna and flora, terrain, species conservation. A necessary condition is that environmental data should be easily accessible, easy to use and efficiently managed.

 

In order to obtain disaggregated environmental data, to ascertain the status of environment at district/state/national levels and to facilitate decision-making at all levels of government, MoEF&CC, for the first time, has embarked on conducting the National Environment Survey (NES) - a Grid-based Resource Information and Decision Support System (GRIDSS) at regular intervals.

 

ENVIS Hubs/Resource Partners (RPs) have been mandated to carry out the environment survey of the country through a grid-based approach, using grids measuring 9x9 km or a suitable measurement, depending on the requirement for effective survey of various environmental parameters such as air, water, soil quality; emission inventory; solid, hazardous & e-waste; forest & wildlife; flora & fauna; wetlands, lakes, rivers & other water bodies; public health, etc. which would be geo-tagged and available on the website. The NES-GRIDSS would be launched in 2018-19.

 

To avoid duplication of efforts, the aim is to converge resources and access the data/ Information /maps available with different government (both central and state) agencies. ENVIS Hubs/RPs will continue to collect data from the state departments/bodies and periodically update and maintain the India State-level Basic Environmental Information Database (ISBEID), a web-enabled application. All data/ Information /maps collected through primary survey would also flow into the ISBEID database.

 

Based on the physiological conditions, a sample of grids would be taken and baseline data would be collected through secondary sources. The gaps in data will be filled in through primary survey. There are 716 districts in the country. All the districts in the country are expected to be surveyed in a period of 3-4 years. The survey will be repeated thereafter. The exercise of conducting the 'Environment' Surveys regularly will be coordinated by the designated ENVIS Hub/RP in each state.

 

To undertake the nationwide Environment Survey huge skilled work force would be required. Candidates successfully skilled in different courses under the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) of the Ministry would be engaged in survey of grids for collection of information on various environmental parameters. College and University students will also be encouraged to carry out survey of the grids. This activity can be taken up by students during their specified internship period or long holidays and can fulfill the mandatory credit internship requirements.

 

The grid based environmental survey of districts would facilitate:

 

 

1.    Creating a robust database/information on various environmental parameters grid-wise and district wise,

2.    Expanding the ISBEID database from State level to district level for all selected environmental parameters,

3.    Critical assessment of environmental proposals at district, state and national levels,

4.    Preparation of District, State and National Level Status of Environment Report (SOER),

5.    Valuation of eco-system services at district, state and national levels,

6.    Assessing the carbon sequestration potential of the districts,

7.    Ranking of districts on their environmental performance,

8.    Documenting the best environmental practices of the districts.

 

 

 
State-wise List of Selected Districts for GRIDSS (2018-19)
SI. No.
ENVIS  Hub/RP
Selected Distt/State
1
East Godavari  River Estuarine Ecosystem (EGREE) Foundation, Andhra  Pradesh
East Godavari, A.P.
2
Department of Environment & Forests - Arunachal Pradesh
Papum Para, Arunachal Pradesh
3
Assam Science, Technology and Environmental  Council, Guwahati
Morigaon, Assam
4
Asian Development Research  Institute (ADRI), Patna
Nalanda,  Bihar
5
Department of Environment - Chandigarh
Chandigarh
6
Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board
Raipur, Chhattisgarh
7
Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB),  Delhi
Shahdara,  Delhi
8
School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University  (JNU), Delhi
South Delhi
9
Gujarat Cleaner Production  Centre (GCPC), Gandhinagar
Bharuch, Gujarat
10
Consumer Education and Research  Centre (CERC), Ahmadabad
Dangs, Gujarat
11
Gujarat Ecology Commission (GEC), Gandhinagar
Jamnagar, Gujarat
12
National  Institute of Occupational  Health (NIOH), Ahmedabad
Mehsana, Gujarat
13
The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), Delhi
Gurugram, Haryana
14
International Institute of Health and Hygiene (IIHH), Delhi
Mewat (Nuh), Haryana
15
State Council for Science, Technology and
Kullu; Shlmla; Chamba; Sirmaur, Hlmachal Pradesh
 
Environment (SCSTE), Shimla
 
16
Department of Ecology, Environment and  Remote Sensing, State Government of J&K
Ganderbal,  J&K
17
Centre for Mining Environment (CME)  IIT- Indian School of Mines (ISM),  Dhanbad
Dhanbad,Jharkhand
18
Environment Management & Policy Research  Institute (EMPRI), Bengaluru
Ramanagara, Kamataka
19
Centre for Ecological Sciences – Indian  Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru
Shimoga;  Kodagu;  Kannada,  Kamataka Uttara
20
Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE)
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
21
Disaster Management Institute (DMI), Bhopal
Bhopal, M.P.
22
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology {IITM), Pune
Pune, Maharashtra
23
Bombay  Natural History Society (BNHS), Mumbai
Palghar;  Nagpur, Maharashtra
24
Directorate of Environment, Dept. of Forests and Environment,  Govt. of Manipur, Imphal
Bishnupur, Manipur
25
North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong
East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya
26
Mizoram  Pollution Control  Board, Aizawl
Aizawl,  Mizoram
27
Nagaland  Pollution Control  Board, Dimapur
Kohima,  Nagaland
28
Centre for Environmental Studies  (CES), Forest & Environment Department, Government of Odisha,  Bhubaneswar
Cuttack, Odisha
29
Puducherry Pollution Control  Committee
Puducherry
30
Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST), Chandigarh
Mohali (S.A.S. Nagar), Punjab
31
School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Delhi
Alwar, Rajasthan
32
Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI), Jodhpur
Barmer, Rajasthan
33
Forests, Environment & Wildlife Management  Department, Sikkim, Gangtok
East Sikkim
34
State Council of Science and Technology for Sikkim (SCSTS), Gangtok
West Sikkim
35
Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), Coimbatore
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
36
Centre for Advanced  Study in Marine Biology (CASMB), Parangipettai
Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu
37
Depar1ment of Zoology - University  of Madras, Chennai
Kanchlpuram, Tamil Nedu
38
Thiayagaraj College of Engineering  (TCE), Madurai
Madurai, Tamil Nadu
39
Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB), Coimbatore
The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu
40
Department of Environment, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Chennai
Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu
41
Institute for Ocean Management (IOM), Anna
Tirunelveli;  Kanyakumari; Ramanathapuram; Tuticorin (Thoothukudi), Tamil Nadu University, Chennai
42
CPR  Environmental Education  Centre
Villupuram, Tamil Nadu (CPREEC), Chennai
43
Environment Protection Training  and Research Institute (EPTRI), Hyderabad
Hyderabad,  Telangana
44
Environment Protection  Training and Research  Institute (EPTRI), Hyderabad
Kumool, Telangana
45
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad
Vishakapatnam, Telangana
46
Tripura State Pollution Control Board, Agartala
SepahijalaTripura
47
Directorate of Environment - Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
48
World Wide Fund for Natura - India (WWF), Delhi
Gautam  Buddh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
49
National Botanical  Research  Institute (NBRI), Lucknow
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
50
Forest Research  Institute (FRI), Dehradun
Dehradun,  Uttarakhand
51
Uttarakhand  Environment Protection  & Pollution Control Board (UEPPCB), Dehradun
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
52
G.B.   Pant National  Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development (GBPNIHESD), Almora
Almora,  Uttarakhand
53
Wildlife  Institute of India (WII), Dehradun
UttarkashiUttarakhand
54
Department of Environmental Sciences  (DES), Kalyani University, Nadia
Nadia, West Bengal
55
BotanicaSurvey of India (BSI), Kolkata
Purulia, West Bengal
56
Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Kolkata
Purulia, West Bengal