Online portal for monitoring of zoos launched

Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar Friday launched an online portal for grant of recognition to zoos and their monitoring besides an E-archival and retrieval management system for the Central Zoo Authority.

IANS| Last Updated: Sep 13, 2014, 00:04 AM IST

New Delhi: Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar Friday launched an online portal for grant of recognition to zoos and their monitoring besides an E-archival and retrieval management system for the Central Zoo Authority.

A book "Zoos in India 2014" was also released at the event.

The online portal for grant of recognition and monitoring of zoos envisages maintaining and providing real time information about the recognition and evaluation process to the stakeholders, a statement from the environment and forest ministry said.

"The portal intends to reduce the bottlenecks of manual recognition system and fully automates the recognition process. This would increase transparency, efficiency, accountability and also reduce the use of paper," it added.

The e-archival and retrieval management system, on the other hand, is systematic approach to the management of files.

"It is is essential for organisations to protect and preserve files. e-document archival and retrieval management information system ensures that information can be easily preserved and maintained for future use," the statement said.

"Zoos in India 2014" is an attempt to help in better management of existing zoos and facilitate creation of better zoos in the country in future, said the statement.