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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”. 



Mamata Banerjee

Nabanna , HRBC Building ,
14th Floor, 325, Sarat Chatterjee Road,
Mandirtala Shibpur, Howrah-711102
Phone: 2214-5555, 2214-3101
Fax: 2214-3528

Principal Secretary

Sri 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: Monday, 18th Jan, 2021
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