Water Resources Department, formerly known as Irrigation Department is one of the major establishments of Government of Jharkhand. It protects the right of State in sharing Water of Inter State Rivers/Basins.
The field of Operations of Water Resources Department are construction, maintenance and regulation of Major , Medium & Minor irrigation projects, Flood Control and Drainage works.
“To ensure the sustainable development and optimal use and management of the State’s water resources to provide the greatest economic and social benefit for the people of the State of Jharkhand in a manner that maintains important ecological values within rivers and adjoining lands.”
About the department
The department of Water Resources, Government of Jharkhand is involved in the management of the Water Resources of the State in such a sustainable way so as to provide optimal benefit to the people of the State. Water Resources Department is one of the major Public work Department of the Government of Jharkhand. The Department is engaged in construction and maintenance of Major, Medium and Minor Irrigation Schemes, Flood Protection work, Ground water Conservation/ Reclamation and providing Industrial water to Industries. It protects the right of the State in sharing water of Inter state Rivers/ Basins. The Department is also working in the field of Interlinking of various river basins in order to supply water to water starved areas from water surplus basins.