EPTRI hosts Programme Centre (PC) on EIACP Resource Partner (RP) on Ecology of Eastern Ghats and EIACP Hub on Status of Environment and Related Issues for the state of Telangana funded by Ministry of Environmental , Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India.
The Environmental Information System (ENVIS) came into existence as a plan programme in 1983. ENVIS has been subsumed within the revamped scheme of Environment Education, Awareness, Research and Skill Development. ENVIS is renamed as EIACP (Environmental Information, Awareness, Capacity Building and Livelihood Programme). EIACP serves as a one stop platform for dissemination of environmental information, informed policy formulation on various facets of environment and facilitation of alternate livelihoods through green skilling.
EIACP- Resource Partner (RP) on Ecology of Eastern Ghats:
An EIACP Resource Partner was set up at EPTRI in 1994 and the theme allotted to the EIACP-EPTRI is the ‘Ecology of Eastern Ghats’, the fragile and threatened ecosystem extending from Orissa, through Andhra Pradesh, parts of Telangana to Tamil Nadu and a small part of Karnataka. The Centre brings out quarterly Newsletters: “The Eastern Ghats” in English distributed to various stakeholders. A biblograpic database is also maintained. EIACP has expertise in preparing Peoples Biodiversity Registers (PBRs) and has provided the Technical Support in preparation of PBRs for Andhra Pradesh State Biodiversity Board (APSBDB) and to Telangana State Biodiversity Board (TSBDB). EIACP also has expertise in carrying out Ecology & Biodiversity and Carbon Sequestration studies.
ENVIS Hub on Status of Environment & Related Issues for Telangana:
EIACP Hub on Status of Environment Related Issues for Telangana is hosted by EPTRI. A separate website is maintained by the EIACP Hub 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, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India for all the States on 17 parameters pertaining to the environmental issues. The Centre brings out quarterly Newsletter “Paryavaranam” in English on various environmental issues.
EPTRI is an Empanelled Institute for preparation of State of Environment Reports by MoEFCC, Government of India. SoER of combined AP and Hyderabad of 2003 & 2009 are prepared by EPTRI. EIACP Hub has prepared report on State of Environment Report for Telangana State (SoER-TS), 2015 & State of Environment Report of Hyderabad, 2015.
EIACP conducts Environmental Awareness Programs to School Children, Colleges and Universities on Environmental Important Days like – World Environment Day, World Earth Day and Biodiversity Day etc. The centre brings out Knowledge Products – like stickers, postures, brochures, pamphlets on Environmental issues.
MoEFCC under EIACP (erstwhile ENVIS) has started Green Skill Development Programs (GSDP) to enhance the skills of unemployed youth, which includes People’s Biodiversity Register, Plant Tissue Culture Techniques and its Applications, Para-Taxonomy (including People’s Biodiversity Register) Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Green GDP, Pollution Monitors (Air and Water), Waste Management, Water Budgeting & Auditing, ETP/STP/CETP Operation and Maintenance, Environmental Impact Assessment, Sustain and Enhance Technical Knowledge in Solar Energy Systems.
Aims and Objectives of EIACP:
Services Offered by EIACP:
List of completed "Green Skill Development Programme" (GSDP) in EIACP-EPTRI, Hyderabad, sponsored by EI Division, MoEFCC:
GSDP – Preparation of People’s Biodiversity Register
GSDP-Plant Tissue Culture Techniques and its Applications