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 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).
ENVIS is a decentralised system with a network of distributed subject oriented Hubs/RPs ensuring integration of national efforts in environmental information collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination to all concerned. Presently the ENVIS network consists of Focal Point at the Ministry of Environment and Forest and ENVIS Hubs setup in different organisations/establishments in the country in selected areas of environment. These Hubs have been set up in the areas of pollution control, toxic chemicals, central and offshore ecology, environmentally sound and appropriate technology, bio-degradation of wastes and environment management, etc. The ENVIS Hub develops, maintains and continuously updates a comprehensive information base that includes descriptive information as well as numerical data, with GIS and other mapping on the assigned Subject Area, which would cover data/information/status/issues at local/district/state levels.