About Irrigation & Waterways Department
Irrigation & Waterways Department came into being in the year 1920, separating out from Public Works Department and was named Irrigation & Waterways only in 1946. In the pre-plan period i.e., prior to 1951, irrigation was effected through Diversion Schemes on rivers Kangsabati and Damodar. Irrigation potential created upto 1951 was of the order of 1,39,000 ha. Now the department is entrusted with the task of providing irrigation facilities, offering reasonable protection against flood, alleviating drainage congestion, arresting erosion, maintaining internal navigation channels and up-keeping the natural waterways in the state.   Know More

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Irrigation Section

  • Mayurakshi Reservoir Project was taken up for execution in 1951. This Project has been completed in all respects in the year 1985. The irrigation potential created through completion of this project comes to 2,50,860 ha. in the districts of Birbhum, Murshidabad and Burdwan...

Flood Management

  • West Bengal has 37,660 sq. km flood prone area spread over 111 blocks where the total geographical area of the state is 88,752 sq. km. An analysis of the statistics of flood that occurred during last 41 years has not faced any severe flood. The total devastated area crossed 20,000 sq. km...
Jalasampad Bhavan Flood Control Room No. 23218341
Jalasampad Bhavan Flood Control Room Toll Free No. 18003450117
Jalpaiguri Flood Control Room Toll Free No. 18003453255