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Both the Focal Point and the ENVIS centers have been assigned various responsibilities. The broad responsibilities of the Focal Point and ENVIS centers are

Focal Point

Overall coordination of ENVIS network
Identification of ENVIS centers in specialized areas, their location in selected institutes / organizations and 
their linkage with the Focal Point
Framing guidelines and designing uniform procedures for ENVIS centers
Collection, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information on areas in which ENVIS centers have not
been established and in some general areas of environment like environmental research, environmental policy and management, environmental legislation, environmental impact assessment, etc. 
Responding to user queries directly or through the ENVIS centers 
Establishment of Data Bank containing data on some selected parameters, and computerization in important 
application areas of environment
Identification of data gaps and knowledge gaps in specified subject areas and action to fill these gaps
Liasion with relevant international information systems and other national information systems
Publication of a quarterly abstracting journal Paryavaran Abstracts
Bringing out various other publications on current awareness services
Organizing training and seminars
Monitoring and reviewing of ENVIS 
Assisting the Scientific Advisory Committee of ENVIS with inputs and rendering other secretarial help

ENVIS Centers

Building up a good collection of books, reports and journals in the particular subject area of environment
Establishment of linkages with all information sources in the particular subject area of environment
Responding to user queries
Establishment of a data bank on some selected parameters relating to the subject area
Coordination with the Focal Point for supplying relevant, adequate and timely information to the users 
Helping the Focal Point gradually with an inventory of information material available at the centre
Identification of information gaps in the specified subject areas and action to fill these gaps
Bringing out newsletters/publications in their subject area for wide dissemination

 

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