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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 only in 1946. In the preplan period i.e. prior to 1951, Irrigation was effected through Diversion Schemes on rivers Kangsabati and Damodar. Since 1951 till date several major and medium Irrigation Projects, number of embankment Schemes, town protection schemes, drainage schemes, Anti river bank erosion schemes and Anti-Sea-Erosion schemes have been taken up by the Department along with the public relation activities in the form of publication of an official organ of the department named 'Sechpatra', participating in exhibition for creation of public awareness and organizing seminars.

Minister-in-Charge

Sri Rajib Banerjee

Address: Jalasampad Bhavan, 1st
floor, Block- DF, Sector I,
Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091
Phone: 2321-5103
Fax: 2321-5104
Email: mic@wbiwd.gov.in

Principal Secretary

Shri Naveen Prakash, IAS

Address: Jalasampad Bhaban,
1st floor, Bidhannagar,
Saltlake, Kolkata-700091
Phone: 2321-5616
Fax: 2334-0251
Email: joy_das01@yahoo.co.in

Nodal Officer

Address: Jalasampad Bhavan, 3rd
Floor, Western Block, Bidhannagar,
Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091
Phone: 2321-5206
Fax: 2321-5605
Email:
Last updated on: Wednesday, 1st May 2019
Information Source: Nodal Officer, Department of Irrigation and Waterways, Government of West Bengal
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