ENVIS ICT Support

 

ENVIS Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Support

Last Updated on June 17, 2009


The Environmental Information System acronymed as ENVIS was implemented by the Ministry of Environment & Forests by end of 6th Five Year Plan as a Plan Scheme for environmental information collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination to policy planners, decision makers, scientists and environmentalists, researchers, academicians and other stakeholders. ENVIS is a decentralized computerized network database system consisting of the focal point located in the Ministry and a chain of network partners, known as ENVIS Centres located in the potential organizations/institutions throughout the country.

Presently, the ENVIS network consist of 76 ENVIS centres apart from the ENVIS Focal Point, out of which, 29 ENVIS Centres are on State Government Departments dealing with the Status of Environment and related issues of the concerned State Government and the remaining 47 have been set up on various environmental disciplines covering from air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, biodiversity, solid waste management, ecology and ecosystems, environmental education, NGOs, media and even environmental parliament, coastal ecosystem, clean technology, etc.

For any technical difficulties in operating Email Account, Updating Website and sending E-mails through E-mailing List, please contact Sh. Naeem Ahmed, Technical Director (NIC) at Phone 011-24305346, E-mail naeem@nic.in or you can contact us at Phone 011-24361147, E-mail us at envisect@nic.in.
 

Ministry has provided E-mail A/Cs & Website Spaces for all the ENVIS Centres. The details are as follows:

S. No.
ENVIS Centre
E-mail
Website
1.
Central Pollution Control Board(CPCB)
cpcb@envis.nic.in
http://cpcbenvis.nic.in/
2.
Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR)
itrc@envis.nic.in
http://itrcenvis.nic.in/
3.
National Institute of Occupational Health(NIOH)
nioh@envis.nic.in
http://niohenvis.nic.in/
4.
Centre for Ecological Sciences - Indian Institute of Science(IISc)
iisc@envis.nic.in
http://iiscenvis.nic.in/
5.
Centre for Advanced Studies in Marine Biology(CASMB)
casmb@envis.nic.in
http://casmbenvis.nic.in/
6.
Zoological Survey of India(ZSI)
zsi@envis.nic.in
http://zsienvis.nic.in/
7.
Centre for Mining and Environment(CME)
ism@envis.nic.in
http://ismenvis.nic.in/
8.
National Environmental Engineering Research Institute(NEERI)
neeri@envis.nic.in
http://neerienvis.nic.in/
9.
G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development
gbpihed@envis.nic.in
http://gbpihedenvis.nic.in/
10.
Botanical Survey of India(BSI)
bsi@envis.nic.in
http://bsienvis.nic.in/
11.
Forest Research Institute(FRI)
fri@envis.nic.in
http://frienvis.nic.in/
12.
Wildlife Institute of India(WII)
wii@envis.nic.in
http://wiienvis.nic.in/
13.
State Council of Science and Technology for Sikkim (SCSTS)
scsts@envis.nic.in
http://scstsenvis.nic.in/
14.
Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI)
cazri@envis.nic.in
http://cazrienvis.nic.in/
15.
Department of Zoology - University of Madras
dzum@envis.nic.in
http://dzumenvis.nic.in/
16.
Institute for Ocean Management(IOM)
iom@envis.nic.in
http://iomenvis.nic.in/
17.
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM)
iitm@envis.nic.in
http://iitmenvis.nic.in/
18.
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology(IICT)
iict@envis.nic.in
http://iictenvis.nic.in/
19.
Central Building Research Institute (CBRI)
cbri@envis.nic.in
http://cbrienvis.nic.in/
20.
National Botanical Research Institute(NBRI)
nbri@envis.nic.in
http://nbrienvis.nic.in/
21.
Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre (GCPC)
gcpc@envis.nic.in
http://gcpcenvis.nic.in/
22.
Department of Environmental Sciences (DES)
des@encis.nic.in
http://descenvis.nic.in/
23.

School of Planning and Architecture (SPA)

spa@envis.nic.in
http://spaenvis.nic.in
24.
School of Environmental Sciences JNU
jnu@envis.nic.in
http://jnuenvis.nic.in
25.
The Energy Resources Institute(TERI)
teri@envis.nic.in
http://terienvis.nic.in
26.
World Wide Fund for Nature - India(WWF)
wwf@envis.nic.in
http://wwfenvis.nic.in
27.
Centre for Environment Education(CEE)
cee@envis.nic.in
http://ceeenvis.nic.in
28.
Environment Protection Training and Research Institute(EPTRI)
eptri@envis.nic.in
http://eptrienvis.nic.in
29.
Centre for Media Studies(CMS)
cms@envis.nic.in
http://cmsenvis.nic.in/
30.
Bombay Natural Histroy Society(BNHS)
bnhs@envis.nic.in
http://bnhsenvis.nic.in/
31.
Consumer Education and Research Centre (CERC)
cerc@envis.nic.in
http://cercenvis.nic.in/
32
CPR Environmental Education Centre (CPREEC)
cpreec@envis.nic.in
http://cpreecenvis.nic.in/
33.
Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT)
frlht@envis.nic.in
http://frlhtenvis.nic.in/
34.
National Solid Waste Association of India (NSWAI)
nswai@envis.nic.in
http://nswaienvis.nic.in/
35.
International Institute of Health and Hygiene (Sulabh)
sulabh@envis.nic.in
http://sulabhenvis.nic.in
36.
Indian Centre for Plastic in the Environment (ICPE)
icpe@envis.nic.in
http://icpeenvis.nic.in/
37.
Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History(SACON)
sacon@envis.nic.in
http://saconenvis.nic.in/
38.
International Institute for Population Sciences(IIPS)
iip@envis.nic.in
http://iipsenvis.nic.in/
39.
Indian Environmental Society (IES)
ies@envis.nic.in
http://iesenvis.nic.in/
40.
Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI)
ap@envis.nic.in
http://apenvis.nic.in/
41.
Assam Science, Technology and Environmental Council
asm@envis.nic.in
http://asmenvis.nic.in/
42.
Bihar State Pollution Control Board
bh@envis.nic.in
http://bhenvis.nic.in/
43.
Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board
cht@envis.nic.in
http://chtenvis.nic.in/
44.
Department of Science, Technology and Environment,Goa
goa@envis.nic.in
http://goaenvis.nic.in/
45.
Gujarat Ecology Commission (GEC)
guj@envis.nic.in
http://gujenvis.nic.in/
46.
State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (SCSTE), Himachal Pradesh
hp@envis.nic.in
http://hpenvis.nic.in/
47.
Directorate of Environment and Remote Sensing, J & K
jk@envis.nic.in
http://jkenvis.nic.in/
48.
Working Plan and Research Council, Jharkhand
jhar@envis.nic.in
http://jharenvis.nic.in/
49.
Environment Management & Policy Institute (EMPRI)
empri@envis.nic.in
http://emprienvis.nic.in/
50.
Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE)
ker@envis.nic.in
http://kerenvis.nic.in/
51.
Disaster Management Institute(DMI), Madhya Pradesh
mp@envis.nic.in
http://mpenvis.nic.in/
52.
Environment Department, Maharashtra
mah@envis.nic.in
http://mahenvis.nic.in/
53.
Environment and Ecology Office - Dept. of Environment and Forests, Government of Manipur
man@envis.nic.in
http://manenvis.nic.in/
54.
Mizoram Pollution Control Board
miz@envis.nic.in
http://mizenvis.nic.in/
55.
Nagaland Institute of Health, Environment and Social Welfare (NIHESW)
nag@envis.nic.in
http://nagenvis.nic.in/
56.
Centre for Environmental Studies (CES), Orissa
ori@envis.nic.in
http://orienvis.nic.in/
57.
Punjab State Council for Science and Technology(PSCST)
pun@envis.nic.in
http://punenvis.nic.in/
58.
Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board
raj@envis.nic.in
http://rajenvis.nic.in/
59.
ENVIS Centre Sikkim, Forests, Environment & Wildlife Management Department, Government of Sikkim
sik@envis.nic.in
http://sikenvis.nic.in/
60.
Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu
tn@envis.nic.in
http://tnenvis.nic.in/
61.
Tripura State Pollution Control Board
trp@envis.nic.in
http://trpenvis.nic.in/
62.
Environment Directorate - Uttar Pradesh
up@envis.nic.in
http://upenvis.nic.in/
63.
Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board
utr@envis.nic.in
http://utrenvis.nic.in/
64.
Department of Environment Govt. of West Bengal
wb@envis.nic.in
http://wbenvis.nic.in/
65.
Department of Environment and Forest - Andaman and Nicobar
an@envis.nic.in
http://anenvis.nic.in/
66.
Department of Environment Chandigarh
ch@envis.nic.in
http://chenvis.nic.in/
67.
Pondicherry Pollution Control Committee
pon@envis.nic.in
http://ponenvis.nic.in/

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Ministry has also provided a private E-mailing List for ENVIS Network to share knowledge and experiences among its Network Partners. The details are as follows:

Members E-mail Address
All ENVIS Centres all-envis@lsmgr.nic.in

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How to access our ENVIS E-mail Account ?

An access to your Mailbox has been provided through URL https://mail.nic.in/.

For example: If your ENVIS Email Address is "abc@envis.nic.in" then User-ID would be "abc-env". Initially, a random Password was assigned to all email accounts. You have to contact us through alternate email followed-up by phone to know your password or for resetting the forgotton password. (Two-ways of authentications of right person asking for password).

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How to change our ENVIS E-mail Password ?

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How to upload/update our ENVIS Website ?

The webspace for your website has already been taken/registered on NIC Servers at NIC-IDC, New Delhi with a URL as indicated in the table above. So, you just need to have the VPN facility started on your premises for uploading/updating your ENVIS website.

Website hosting platform is Microsoft IIS together with MS-Access & MS-SQL Databases. For further details, you are requested to contact NIC Technical Person as indicated above from your official ENVIS Email Account/Address.

First you need to configure yourself the Virtual Private Network (VPN) Connection on one designated PC for ENVIS Website Updation in your premises (if it is not done till date. It is only one-time exercise).

For regular updation of your website, you just have to connect to NICNET VPN Server through your VPN Connection. Once the connection is established, you would be able to transfer your website contents onto your website immediately using any FTP Client Software like CuteFTP etc.

FTP Server details can be asked from NIC Technical Person or ENVIS Focal Point through official ENVIS Email Account/Address. It will be supplied after VPN is set-up.

Procedure for setting-up VPN Connection is as follow:

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How to use ENVIS E-mailing List ?

ENVIS E-Mailing List is private in nature. Thus, Only the bonafide members (i.e., ENVIS Network Partners) could use ENVIS Mailing List freely.

Therefore, all ENVIS Centres are requested to create E-mails from their Official ENVIS E-Mail A/Cs only, if they intend to send emails to all other ENVIS Network partners.

It has been observed in the past that few ENVIS Centres had created E-mails for Mailing List from their personal E-mail A/Cs other than Official ENVIS E-mail A/Cs. As a private policy of List Manager Server, it is not allowed and thus, such E-mails were discarded automatically and not delivered to the intended recipients.

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How to set-up VPN Connection ?

After getting VPN Account Details through EMAIL from VPN Support. You have to complete the following steps:

1. Logon to VPN Support Website "https://vpnserver.nic.in" to check your VPN Account and for downloading VPN software / procedures.

2. Logon to "http://vpnca.nic.in/certsrv" to enroll for VPN Digital Certificate (DC) Refer section 'Enrollment of Digital Certificate' in the Procedure.

3. After enrollment send the request ID to vpnsupport@nic.in for issuing DC from Official ENVIS Email Account followed-up by phone to VPN Support.

4. Download and install Cisco VPN Client software: Logon to VPN Support Website, select VPN software according to your PC O.S. and download the software. Refer section 'Installation of Cisco VPN Client software Windows/ Linux' in the Procedure.

5. Configure VPN connection: Give the following entries

i. Connection entry : NIC VPN

ii. Host : vpnserver.nic.in or 164.100.97.89

iii. Certificate Authentication: select your current Digital Certificate.

6. Check VPN Connection: From DOS prompt check

i. Using 'nslookup', check if your website is resolved from 164.100.17.3.

ii. Using browser, check if you are able to view your site.

7. Contact your NIC Coordinator to get FTP Account of the website.

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How to activate an expired VPN Digital Certificate ?

If the VPN Digital Certificate expires then follow the following steps :

1. Logon to http://vpnca.nic.in/certsrv/. Click on Request a certificate.

2. Click on Advance certificate request.

3. Click on create and submit a request to this CA.

4. Provide the following details.

i. Name : Applicant's Name

ii. E-Mail : Applicant's Email

iii. Company : Applicant's Department /Ministry/ Division

iv. Department : vpn-envis (i.e.,Group mentioned in first email from VPN Support)

v. City : Applicant's City

vi. State : Applicant's State

vii. Type of Certificate Needed: select : 'Client Authentication Certificate'.

viii. Friendly Name : Certificate name

5. Then Select Submit.

6. Select on 'Yes' button.

7. Click on the set security level and select high.

8. Select Next.

9. Give the password for the certificate (it will be used while configuring/connecting).

10. Click finish to submit the certificate.

11. You will get the 'Request ID'.

Mail the Request ID with VPN Account details (mentioned in very first email
from VPN Support) as reference to VPN Administrator for issuing the certificate
(arpita.burman@nic.in and vpnsupport@nic.in). In addition, you can also make
a phone call (011-24360210) for immediate release of VPN-DC.

12. You will get a mail from VPN Support containing the Digital Certficate.

Remove your expired digital certificate from internet explorer-tools-internet options-content-certificates-personal folder.

13. Please install this new VPN Digital Certificate.

14. At the time of installation please select CERTIFICATE STORE to be PERSONAL.

15. Please check that the same certificate is displayed in internet explorer-tools-internet
options-content-certificates-personal folder if NO then check in OTHER PEOPLE folder
if the certificate is there then enroll for a new certificate again.

16. If the certificate is present in PERSONAL folder then.

17. Open the Cisco VPN Client Software.

18. Go to Connection Entry-modify-certificate authentication.

19. Select the new certificate over there and save it.

20. Now, try to connect the vpn.

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Who are the important contact persons in case of any problem ?

S. No.
Person's Name
Contact Details
1.
Dr. P. S. Rawat, Deputy Director
011-24361669 Extn. 502
2.
Dr. Susan George, Deputy Director
011-24365199 Extn. 146
3.
Mrs. Kiran Bhudhiraja, Research Officer
011-24361669 Extn. 547
4.
Kumar Rajnish, National Project Coordinator
011-24361147

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