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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.

Minister-in-Charge

Prof. Dr. Saumen Kumar Mahapatra

Address:Jalasampad Bhaban,1stfloor, Bidhannagar,Saltlake, Kolkata-700091
Phone: 2321 5103
Email: mahapatrasoumen@gmail.com

Minister of State

Smt. Yeasmin Sabina

Address:Jalasampad Bhaban,1stfloor, Bidhannagar,Saltlake, Kolkata-700091
Phone: 2321-8778
Email: ministerofstateiwd@gmail.com

Principal Secretary

Sri Prabhat Kumar Mishra, IAS

Address:Jalasampad Bhaban,1stfloor, Bidhannagar,Saltlake, Kolkata-700091
Phone:2321-5616
Fax:2334-0251
Email:iwd.prsecy@gmail.com

Nodal Officer

Shri Prabhas Ray, Deputy Secretary

Address: Jalasampad Bhavan, 3rdFloor, Western Block,Bidhannagar,Salt Lake , Kolkata-700091

Last updated on: Monday, 18th Jan, 2021
Information Source: Department of Irrigation and Waterways, Government of West Bengal
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