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In the early 60’s, under the Agriculture Department, a small branch comprising a few Engineers was created for the purpose of supervision and maintenance of Agricultural Implements in the Government Agricultural Farms. In the late 60’s, the aforesaid branch was converted as Directorate, namely Agricultural Engineering Directorate under the control of Agriculture Department for implementation of Minor Irrigation Projects in the State. In the firstlapof 80’s, a minor irrigation branch was opened as a branch of Agriculture Department and the Agricultural Engineering Directorate was placed under its control. Finally, on 8th February, 1995 a new Department in the name of ‘Water Investigation & Development Department’ was created. Later in the year 2008, it was renamed as “Water Resources Investigation & Development Department”. 



Sri Suvendu Adhikari

Address: Khadya Bhavan 11A Mirza Ghalib Street 5th Block A, Kolkata-700087
Phone: 22520023
Fax: 22520559

Principal Secretary (Additional Charge)

Shri Prabhat Kumar Mishra, IAS

Address: Khadya Bhavan, Block-A,5th Floor 11A, Mirza Ghalib Street Kolkata-700087
Phone: 2252-1144
Fax: 2252-1196
Email: wridd.wb,

Nodal Officer


Address: Writers' Building, Kolkata-700001

Last updated on: Thrusday, 3rd Sept, 2020
Information Source: Department of Water resources Investigation and Development, Government of West Bengal
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