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Nanditha Krishna, Honorary Director, CPREEC said, "Through the Envis project we hope to utilise the various media at our disposal to work for the conservation of the ecological heritage of India." The centre had been set up to increase consciousness and knowledge about the environment and the major environmental problems facing the country, she said.
A book, "Diversity of Coastal Plant Communities of India", written by researchers from the Botanical Survey of India (BSI), was released by Mr. Singh on the occasion.
Envis was the largest network of its kind in the world, he said. "The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initially funded the project, before the World Bank took over after seeing the success of this project." The objective of Envis was to promote national and international cooperation for the exchange of environment-related information, Mr. Singh said.
In her keynote address, Indrani Chandrasekaran, Director, Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, said the information available would be shared by all the Envis centres.
"This project aims to promote, support, and assist education and personnel training programmes designed to enhance environmental information and utilisation capabilities," she said.
The workshop is meant for directors, scientists, and project managers of the different Envis centres in the country.
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