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Irrigation Department came into being in the year 1920, separating out from the Public Works department and was named Irrigation & Waterways Department only in 1946. In the pre-plan period i.e. prior to 1951, Irrigation was effected through Diversion Schemes on rivers Kangsabati and Damodar. Since 1951, several major and medium irrigation Projects, flood management projects, river bank protection, anti sea erosion schemes and schemes relating to improvement of rural and urban connectivity have been taken up by the Department.Moreover, River Research Institute, under the control of this Department has been conducting research work on river engineering, soil technology etc and imparting training to departmental and other Government officials.


Sri Partha Bhowmick

Address: Jalasampad Bhawan, 1st floor, Bidhannagar, Saltlake, Kolkata - 700091
Phone: 2321 5103

Minister of State

Smt. Yeasmin Sabina

Address: Jalasampad Bhawan, 1st floor, Bidhannagar, Saltlake, Kolkata-700091
Phone: 2321-8778

Additional Chief Secretary

Sri Prabhat Kumar Mishra, IAS

Address: Jalasampad Bhawan, 1st floor, Bidhannagar, Saltlake, Kolkata-700091
Phone: 2321-5616
Fax: 2334-0251

Nodal Officer

Shri Prabhas Ray, Deputy Secretary

Address: Jalasampad Bhawan, 3rd Floor, Western Block, Bidhannagar, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091

Last updated on: Sunday, 31 December 2023
Information Source: Department of Irrigation and Waterways, Government of West Bengal
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