Objective: It aims to train over 5.5 lakh workers in the environment and forest sectors in the country by2021.
About the Programme:
- It was launched in line with the Skill India programme for skilling India‘s youth in the environment and forest sector.
- It endeavours to develop green skilled workers having technical knowledge and commitment to sustainable development, which will help in the attainment of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), SDGs, National Biodiversity Targets (NBTs), as well as Waste Management Rules (2016).
- Botanical Survey of India and Zoological Survey of India were the nodal Centres for the pilot programme.
- It provides gainful employment to candidates completing the course in the zoos/wildlife sanctuaries/national parks etc .
- It is being implemented by utilising the vast networks and expertise of ENVIS Hubs.
- Envis hubs are an initiative of Ministry of Environment and forest to consolidate information regarding environment related matters.
- ENVIS was established by the Government of India as a plan programme in 1982. Its focus has been on providing environmental information to decision makers, policy makers.
- The focus of ENVIS since inception has been on providing environmental information to decision makers, policy planners, scientists and engineers, research workers, etc. all over the country.
- A large number of nodes, known as ENVIS Centres, have been established in the network to cover the broad subject areas of environment with a Focal Point in the Ministry of Environment & Forests.
- ENVIS due to its comprehensive network has been designed as the National Focal Point (NFP) for INFOTERRA, a global environmental information network of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).