Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Saturday, July 13, 2024


We have provided links under three categories:-


Thematic Area:


  • Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change


The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government for the planning, promotion, coordination, and overseeing of the implementation of India’s environmental and forestry policies and programmes.


The Ministry also serves as the nodal agency in the country for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and for the follow-up of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The Ministry is also entrusted with issues relating to multilateral bodies such as the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and of regional bodies like Economic and Social Council for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) and South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) on matters pertaining to the environment. Read more....


  •  ENVIS


The Economic Division implements the Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Scheme. The ENVIS serves as a single-stop web-enabled repository of comprehensive environmental information with the collection, collation, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of the same through a nationwide network of ENVIS Hubs (hosted by the Environment/ Forest Department of State Governments/ UT Administrations) and ENVIS Resource Partners (RPs) (hosted by environment-related governmental and non-governmental organizations/institutes of professional excellence). Economic Division handles the following areas of work related to the revamped ENVIS Scheme, after, the termination of the XIIth Five Year Plan. Read more....

  • Sulabh International


Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, a non-profit voluntary social organisation founded in 1970 by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, is dedicated to Gandhian ideology of emancipation of scavengers. Sulabh has been working for the removal of untouchability and social discrimination against human scavengers, a section of Indian society condemned to clean and carry human excreta manually. Sulabh is noted for achieving success in the field of cost-effective sanitation, liberation of scavengers, social transformation of society, prevention of environmental pollution and development of non-conventional sources of energy. Read more....

  •  Ministry of Water Resources


India is endowed with a rich and vast diversity of natural resources, water being one of them. Its development and management play a vital role in agriculture production. Integrated water management is vital for poverty reduction, environmental sustenance, and sustainable economic development. National Water Policy envisages that the water resources of the country should be developed and managed in an integrated manner. Read More…


  • Central Pollution Control Board


The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), statutory organisation, was constituted in September, 1974 under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. Further, CPCB was entrusted with the powers and functions under the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.


It serves as a field formation and also provides technical services to the Ministry of Environment and Forests of the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. Principal Functions of the CPCB, as spelt out in the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, (i) to promote cleanliness of streams and wells in different areas of the States by prevention, control and abatement of water pollution, and (ii) to improve the quality of air and to prevent, control or abate air pollution in the country. Read More……


  • Bhuvan Portal


Bhuvan is a software application which allows users to explore a 2D/3D representation of the surface of the Earth. The browser is specifically tailored to view India, offering the highest resolution in this region and providing content in four local languages. A beta version was launched on 12 August 2009. Apart from visualization Bhuvan provides timely disaster support services (domestic and international),free satellite data and a products download facility,and rich thematic datasets.[9] Bhuvan is using a crowdsourcing approach to enrich its maps and collect point of interest data.It also acts as a platform for hosting government data (example - Karnataka Forest Department datasets). Read more....


  • WHO Water, Sanitation, Health (WSH)


WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. Read more....


  • World Bank


Founded in 1944, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development—soon called the World Bank—has expanded to a closely associated group of five development institutions. Originally, its loans helped rebuild countries devastated by World War II. In time, the focus shifted from reconstruction to development, with a heavy emphasis on infrastructure such as dams, electrical grids, irrigation systems, and roads. With the founding of the International Finance Corporation in 1956, the institution became able to lend to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries. And the founding of the International Development Association in 1960 put greater emphasis on the poorest countries, part of a steady shift toward the eradication of poverty becoming the Bank Group’s primary goal. The subsequent launch of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency further rounded out the Bank Group’s ability to connect global financial resources to the needs of developing countries. Read more....


  • World Water Council


The World Water Council is an international multi-party organization, created in 1996 and headquartered in Marseille. His working languages ​​are English and French.


The mission of the World Water Council is to bring together the international community to convince decision-makers that water is a vital political priority for the sustainable and equitable development of the planet. Read More...


  • WSP: Water and Sanitation Program


The WRC was established in terms of the Water Research Act (Act No 34 of 1971), following a period of serious water shortage. It was deemed to be of national importance to generate new knowledge and to promote the country’s water research purposefully, owing to the view held that water would be one of South Africa’s most limiting factors in the 21st century. In 1971 when the WRC was founded, water research and development (R&D) in South Africa was limited to a few institutions, and the funding level inadequate. There was no research coordination and apparent neglect of some key research fields. In addition, there was little strategic direction or leadership that would provide for the identification of priority areas or appropriate technology transfer. It was to address these issues, that the WRC was established.Read More........


  • WSP: Water and Sanitation Program


The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) is a multi-donor partnership, part of the World Bank Group's Water Global Practice, supporting poor people in obtaining affordable, safe, and sustainable access to water and sanitation services.

We work directly with client governments at the local and national level in 25 countries through regional offices in Africa, East and South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and in, Washington D.C. Read More......


  • FAO: Food & Agriculture Organization of the U.N.


The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active healthy lives. With 195 members - 194 countries and the European Union, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. Read More....


  • The International Solid Waste Association


ISWA’s vision is an Earth where no waste exists. Waste should be reused and reduced to a minimum, then collected, recycled, and treated properly. The residual matter should be disposed of in a safely engineered way, ensuring a clean and healthy environment. All people on earth should have the right to enjoy an environment with clean air, water, seas, and soils. To be able to achieve this, we need to work together.Read More….


  • IRC: International Water and Sanitation Centre


IRC is an independent, non-profit organization that drives resilient WASH systems from the ground up. We know how to do this and we already are: with district, country, and international partners. Read More…..


  • UNDP: United Nations Development Program


As the United Nations lead agency on international development, UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities, and to build resilience to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Our work is concentrated in three focus areas; sustainable development, democratic governance and peace building, and climate and disaster resilience. Read More……


  • WaterAid


In the last 30 years, we have gone from strength to strength to become one of the most respected organisations dealing solely with water, sanitation and hygiene issues.

Your money and support has also helped us to influence policy and practice to ensure that the vital role of water, hygiene and sanitation in reducing poverty is recognised globally. Read more....


  • Earth Forever


Earth Forever is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization.

Our Mission: We consider our mission to promote community sustainable development through proper environmental management, efficient economic practice,  social justice. Read More…


  • Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK)


Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK) is a non-government voluntary development organization (NGO) operating to eliminate impoverishment of the targeted poor population in hard-to-reach remote areas (WetLand, Coastal Belt, and urban Slums) of the country. The organization’s aim is to remove the poverty of the people, make them self-dependent, and make them aware of their own rights.Read More….


  • Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH)


NEWAH is one of the country's leading NGO in the water supply, sanitation, and hygiene promotion (WASH) sector. Established in 1992, NEWAH is dedicated to helping poor, underserved communities obtain access to WASH facilities irrespective of gender, caste, class, and belief. Its vision is that of a prosperous and harmonious Nepal where every citizen is able to realize their right to safe drinking water, basic hygiene, and sanitation. In the past 28 years, it has served about 2.2 million people through 2,463 projects (by July 2020) ranging from safe and affordable drinking water supply to community-led total sanitation (CLTS), health and nutrition, menstrual hygiene management, 3R (recharge, retention, and re-use of groundwater and rainwater), climate change adaptation, and disaster response and rehabilitation.

Apart from implementing WASH related projects, NEWAH is also actively involved in research, awareness, and advocacy to secure people's right to WASH. It has strongly adhered to the principle of inclusion and equality at both management and operational level. Its outstanding work in the sector has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades including the 2001 Environmental Prize from the Ministry of Population and Environment and the 2013 Stars Impact Award from Stars Foundation UK. It’s vision, mission, goal, and objective are as follows .Read More....


  • Network for water and Sanitation (NETWAS)


Netwas International’s vision is “To be the leading Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Resource Centre in Africa Offering World Class Services”.

Network for Water and Sanitation (Netwas) was established in 1986 through a UNDP/World Bank program known as the International Training Network for Water and Waste Management (ITN). ITN was set up as part of a global initiative to support the International Drinking Water and Sanitation Decade (IDWSSD), which commenced in 1981 and ended in 1990. This program sought to establish centres of excellence in water and sanitation in developing countries. During its formative years, Netwas also received both financial and technical support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to meet the challenges and gaps of the water decade. Initially, Netwas was kindly hosted by the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) from its inception until the end of 1994. Read More……


  • South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC)


The Geoscience, Energy and Maritime Division uses scientific and technical innovations to develop solutions that help overcome development challenges in the Pacific. Our strength comes from an innate understanding of the region built-upon the scientific and technical expertise of almost 50 years working alongside Pacific people, governments and partners. The Division supports Pacific Countries and Territories by developing critical data, applied science and technical solutions to overcome challenges faced by our members. We work in partnership with countries to better understand these challenges whilst supporting and developing innovative solutions to overcome some of the greatest risks faced by this region.


We help create relevant development solutions across areas such as disaster & climate resilience, water security, ocean science, built environment, energy security, applied geoscience, risk & hazard assessment, geoinformatics and earth observation. GEM consists of four key technical programmes generating holistic, integrated and relevant solutions to inform decision making and effective planning. Read More….


  • Gender and Water Alliance (GWA)


The Gender and Water Alliance (GWA) was established at the Second World Water Forum (WWF) in March 2000. The mission of GWA is to promote women's and men's equitable access to and management of safe and adequate water, for domestic supply, sanitation, food security and environmental sustainability. The provision of sustainable water and sanitation services that incorporate an integrated water resources management approach requires a special emphasis and focus on gender, social justice and human rights. GWA believes that equitable access to and control over water is a basic right for all, as well as a critical factor in promoting poverty eradication and sustainability. Read more....


  • Action Against Hunger/ Water, Sanitation, Hygiene


As the world’s hunger specialist, our primary goal is to create a better way to deal with hunger. For more than 40 years, we have led the global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. Our teams have been on the front lines, treating and preventing malnutrition across more than 45 countries.

We save the lives of children and their families. We are there for them before and after disaster strikes. We enable people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong, and for whole communities to prosper. We constantly search for more effective solutions, while sharing our knowledge and expertise with the world. We push for long-term change.Read More.....


  • European Water Partnership (EWP)


  The Water Vision for Europe aspires to be a Vision for all people in Europe and around the globe. The Vision is formulated from a people’s perspective in a positive and proactive manner that seeks to encourage ownership by all.
Putting people and values at its core, the Vision departs from the premise that only if we mobilize people and stakeholders around common values we will be able to achieve sustainability with regards to water in Europe. “We have achieved sustainable water resource management and universal access to modern and safe water supply and sanitation because we value water in all its dimensions – in its economic, social, environmental and cultural importance.”Read more....


  • International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH)


The International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene is a leading scientific authority on home hygiene.

It is a not for profit, non commercial, Registered Charity (UK Charities Commission Reg No. CH 600 3131998) which was established in 1997 with the mission to promote health and wellbeing through improved hygiene (infection prevention and control) in home and everyday life settings.


The IFH is unique in that it addresses hygiene from the viewpoint of the home and, more importantly, the family or household. It is dedicated to understanding the interrelated actions that family members undertake in their everyday lives to protect themselves from infectious disease: Read more....


  • International Water Management Institute
IWMI is a research-for-development (R4D) organization, with offices in 13 countries and a global network of scientists operating in more than 30 countries. For over three decades, our research results have led to changes in water management that have contributed to social and economic development.


IWMI’s Vision reflected in its Strategy 2019-2023, is ‘a water-secure world’. IWMI targets water and land management challenges faced by poor communities in developing countries, and through this contributes towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of reducing poverty and hunger and maintaining a sustainable environment.Read More......


  • International Sanitation and Water Centre (IRC)


We were founded in 2005 with the vision of harnessing the diverse expertise of the world’s leading water professionals, to educate and empower individuals, communities and organisations, to build capacity to respond to water challenges in innovative ways.Read More….


  • Polygongoup The Essential Guide To Flood Planning & Preparation


  • Understanding the risk of floods - such as knowing if you live in a high-risk flood region and learning about the different types of flooding that pose a risk to both homes and businesses.
  • How to plan and prepare for flooding - this includes having an emergency flood kit ready, learning safety precautions such as turning off utilities like gas and electricity and creating an effective flood plan at home.
  • Staying safe during a flood - being aware of hazards like contaminated flood water, submerged obstacles that can cause injuries, electrical hazards, keeping emergency numbers, and general advice to stay safe during a flood.
  • Tips and advice on how to reduce flood damage to your home and possessions and other helpful resources to mitigate the effects of a flood.

Academic organizations:


  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), Loughborough University


WEDC is one of the world's leading education and research institutes for developing knowledge and capacity in water and sanitation for low- and middle-income countries.

We are based in the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, one of the top award-winning Universities in the UK. Read more....


  • Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)


We connect science and decision-making to develop solutions for a sustainable future for all.Our work spans climate, water, air and land-use issues, governance, the economy, gender and health. Stakeholder involvement is at the heart of our efforts to build capacity, strengthen institutions and equip partners for long-term change.Our knowledge and findings are accessible to decision-makers and civil society: as our own open access material, in leading academic journals, and repackaged for effective decision support.


To promote debate and share knowledge we convene decision-makers, academics and practitioners and engage with policy processes, development action and business practice worldwide. Read More…


General Websites of Organizations related to Hygiene, Sanitation and Environment, and Sewage: