Sri Sarbananda Sonowal
Hon'ble Chief Minister, Govt. of Assam
Sri Keshab Mahanta
Hon'ble Minister – Water Resources and Science & Technology
Portal of WRD
Designed by Bhaskar Jyoti Kalita (Egramin Services Pvt. Ltd.)
Concept by WRD
Flood control activities in Assam started after announcement of National Policy for Flood in 1954 by the Govt. of India. Though there was short term and long term measures in National Flood Policy of 1954, to get the immediate relief to the flood ravaged state, construction of embankments as short term measures had been widely adopted because this could be constructed quickly with local resources and abundant manpower to protect large area with comparatively smaller outlays.
The Department performed works under the name Public Works Deptt. (PWD) till 1970 when the Deptt. along with Irrigation Deptt. bifurcated from the parent Deptt. i.e. PWD vide Notification No. ABP 135 / 70 / 10 Dt. 18-09-1970. Again in the year 1974 the Irrigation Deptt. was separated out from the Flood Control Deptt vide Notification No. ABP 74 / 73 / Pt / 17 Dt. 22-01-1974. Subsequently, the Deptt. was renamed as Water Resources Deptt. in the year 2002 vide Notification No. AR 21 / 2002 / 4 Dt. 01-11-2002.