Environmental Information (EI)
Annual Report of the Ministry
The Annual Report of the Ministry for the year 2012-13 was published and got distributed to various Central and State Government Departments, professional institutions, universities, research organizations, embassies/ High Commissions of various countries in India, etc. The electronic versions of current and previous Annual Reports are also made available on the website of the Ministry.
State of Environment Reporting (SoER) Scheme
Since the Tenth Plan, 100% Central Assistance is provided to States/UTs to prepare their SoE Report highlighting the upstream and downstream linkages with environmental issues, besides creating a baseline document in each State/UT. SoER reporting was merged with the ENVIS Scheme in 2008-09. Since 2004-05, one National SoE Report (8.5 MB)and 29 States/ City/ Hot Spots Reports have been published. During 2012-13, SoE Report of Chennai Metropolitan Area has been printed and draft SoE Reports for Karnataka and Lakshadweep have been prepared.
Report to the People on Environment and Forests
As a follow-up to the Hon’ble President of India’s address to the Joint Session of the Parliament on June 4, 2009, EI Division of the Ministry published its First Report (6.0 MB) to the people on Environment and Forests-2009-10. In 2012-13, the Second Report (3.7 MB)for 2010-11 has also been published. The purpose of the Reports is to generate a national debate on environmental issues, which will form the basis for suitable revision in the policy framework, wherever required and ultimately result in improved performance in Environment and Forests Sector. The Reports have been hosted in the Ministry’s website and widely distributed to all the stakeholders concerned.