EPTRI provides training, consultancy, applied research services and advocacy in the area of environment protection to Industries, Regulatory Bodies, Government Organizations and NGOs.
We undertake various activities covering environmental issues related to industries, protected areas, biodiversity, urban agglomeration, environmental awareness, human resource development, Renewable energy, Bio-medical waste, Solid waste management, capacity building and research.
Environmental Information System (ENVIS), set up by the Ministry of Environment and Forests [MoEFCC] Government of India, is a decentralised information network of distributed subject oriented centres ensuring integration of national efforts in environmental information collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination.
An ENVIS Centre was set up at EPTRI in 1994 and the theme allotted to the ENVIS-EPTRI is the ‘Ecology of Eastern Ghats’, the fragile and threatened ecosystem extending from Orissa, through Andhra Pradesh to Tamil Nadu and a small part of Karnataka. The Centre is guided by the ENVIS Coordination Committee comprising of subject specialists, guided by the Director (EI) of MoEF-GoI and headed by the Director General of EPTRI. The Centre brings out two quarterly Newsletters: “The Eastern Ghats” in English and “Toorpu Kanumalu” in Telugu that are disseminated to various stakeholders. A biblograpic database is also maintained.
Website: http://eptrienvis.nic.in is maintained with links to the bibliographic database, e-versions of the Newsletters with archives.
Monographs and Proceedings of the National Seminar on Conservation of Eastern Ghats held at Visakhapatnam in 1998, at Tirupati in 2002 and in Chennai in 2007. The Proceedings cover the Papers submitted and the Charter on Conservation of Eastern Ghats.
The Centre was set up in 2004 as a sequel to the ENVIS Government Node on State of Environment Report on Andhra Pradesh, set up at the Department of Environment, Forests, Science and Technology, Government of Andhra Pradesh and located at EPTRI.
A separate website: http://apenvis.nic.in is maintained by the Centre with a link to the Indian State Level Basic Environmental Information Database [ISBEID]. The ISBEID is a centralised database maintained by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India for all the States on 17 parameters pertaining to the environmental issues. The Centre provides inputs relating to Andhra Pradesh. The State of Environment Report for Andhra Pradesh is also uploaded on the website. The Centre brings out a quarterly Newsletter “Paryavaranam” in English on various environmental issues.
The ENVIS Centre on Eastern Ghats has been selected as one of the 20 ENVIS-SDNP (Sustainable Development Networking Program) Partners.