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Viewing Information in Various File Formats

The information provided by this Web site is available in various file
formats, such as Portable Document Format (PDF), Word, Excel and PowerPoint. To view the information properly, your
browser need to have the required plug-ins or software. For example, the Adobe Flash software is required to view
the Flash files. In case your system does not have this software, you can download it from the Internet for free.
The table lists the required plug-ins needed to view the information in various file formats. Plug-in for alternate
document types

Required Plug-ins / Browsers

Document / Device Type Plug-ins / browsers for Download
Portable Document Format (PDF) Files Adobe Acrobat Reader
Convert a PDF file online into HTML or text format
Word Files Word Viewer (in any version till 2003)
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word (for 2007 version)
Excel Files Excel Viewer 2003 (in any version till 2003
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Excel (for 2007 version)
Power Point Presentations PowerPoint Viewer 2003 (in any version till 2003)
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for PowerPoint (for 2007 version)

Accessibility Help

Use the accessibility options provided by this Web site to control the screen display. These options allow changing
the text size and color scheme for clear visibility and better readability.
Changing the Text Size:

Changing the size of the text refers to making the text appearing Large or Small from its standard size. There are Three options provided to you to set the size of the text that affect readability. These are:

  • Small: Displays information in a font size smaller than the standard font size.
  • Medium: Displays information in a standard font size, which is the default size.
  • Large: Displays information in a font size larger than the standard font size.

The website allows you to change the text size by clicking on the text size icons present at the top of each page.

Following different options are provided in the form of icons which are available on the top of each page:

  • Decrease text size Decrease text size:Allows to decrease the text size.
  • Increase text size: Normal text size: Allows to set default text size
  • Normal text size Increase text size:Allows to increase the text size.

To change the text size using the Accessibility Options page:

  1. Select Accessibility Options. The Accessibility Options page is displayed.
  2. From the Text Size section, select the appropriate text size.
  3. Click Apply.

Help on search facility

Using the Search Facility

  • Simple search will be available on home page from where user can search on basis of content and keyword.
  • Specific search is given on specific pages with the functionality of searching with Keywords, location, title, subject etc.

Searching Tips

  • When searching, don’t enter plural forms such as “press releases” because the server will only find documents with releases (plural) in the title or keywords. If you enter release (singular), the server will list entries with both release and releases.
  • All searches are case-insensitive. That is, words are looked for regardless of capitalization.

Screen Reader Access

The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) website fully complies with Guidelines for Indian Government Websites. Our visitors with visual impairments can access the Portal using Assistive Technologies, such as screen readers.

The information of the Portal is accessible with different screen readers, such as JAWS, NVDA, SAFA, Supernova and Window-Eyes.