Kerala water supply project
(Assisted by Japan Bank of International Co-operation)
department is headed by a secretary to government
activities of Kerala Irrigation Department is mainly classified
into Major, medium and Minor irrigation (Surface Water),
Anti Sea Erosion, Flood Control, Inland Water Transport,
Irrigation Design & Research, Investigation etc,. A
mechanical wing is also functioning under this department.
the proper and effective functioning of this department,
the works relating to the various branches have been brought
under the control of six Chief Engineers as detailed below
main purpose of the Department is to formulate water
policies, the maintenance of the completed projects,
prepare Irrigation projects and execute them in time
within the prevailing rules and regulations for the
benefit of the people of the state. The Department
is having plan schemes and Non-plan schemes. Plan
schemes are either centrally sponsored of externally
Water Resources Department is the agency that investigates,
designs, construct, operate and maintain, Minor, Medium
and Major Irrigation Projects, Flood control works
on river banks, coastal protection works, inland navigation,
hydrological information system collection, drainage
works, salinity extrusion and land reclamation works,
engineering research, coastal engineering, field studies
etc., based on suitable budget provisions.
Command Area Development Works on irrigated commands
of the state under CADA programme for the completed
of State water policy fixing of water rates and integrated
Irrigation Bill and also an Integrated Water resources
Development plan for Kerala for Irrigation, Drinking
Water and Electricity.
renewal of PAP Agreements with Tamil Nadu by JWR and
settle interstate water disputes through Cauvery cell
at New Delhi.
Investigation of projects and prepare project reports
for implementation for the benefit of the people.
of the Irrigation projects after investigation
and maintenance of the projects for the sustainable
development through Project Advisory Committees of
the Irrigation system reliable, predictable and equitable
involving users, planners and policy makers.
sedimentation surveys in reservoirs and water resources
surveys to monitor river water quality
and Evaluation of the Irrigation Projects using remote
Model studies for Reservoirs, dams, Spillways etc.,
and also soil surveys for investigation of projects
and coastal Engineering, Field Studies.
disseminate knowledge about the availability of water
and its utilization to the general public
assist other departments and the general public in
preparing water utilization projects.
Department consists of 6 Chief Engineer’s office, 15 circle
offices, 58 Division, 197 Sub Division Offices and 778
Section Offices. The Superintending engineers work as
Regional Officers, Executive Engineers as District level
officers, and Assistant Executive Engineers as Sub Divisional
Officers and Assistant Engineers as Section Officers.
The Chief Engineer Mechanical at Thiruvananthapuram is
entrusted with supervision and maintenance of Machineries
and vehicles of the department. Also he looks after the
design, fabrication, erection and maintenance of all irrigation
mechanical structures like shutters, locks, salt-water
barriers etc. To issue licenses and fitness certificates
to the Boats and its crew of water transport, to the country
Boats, of inland navigation. There is a Superintending
Engineer for Cauvery Cell at Delhi. Also an Interstate
waters cell is there at Thiruvananthapuram.
BEING RENDERED TO PUBLIC
implementing so many Water Development projects in the
State the economic status and the standard of living of
the farming community is increased. The data collected
and analyzed in the Department are widely used for plan
preparation and preparation of Development schemes, monitoring
and evaluation programmes by other Research Organization
like CESS & SWRDB etc. The Details such as daily
Reservoir storage levels, availability of Irrigation water
and the period of Irrigation, crop period etc,. are made
available to the public.
vide GO (P) No. 34/2003/P&ARD Dated 19th
November 2003, 363 posts and vide GO (P) No. 7/2003/P&ARD
Dated 17-1-2003, 276 posts are abolished. In addition
to this 2193 posts are identified and redeployed to Local
Self Government Department.
Chief Engineer(Irrigation & Administration)
The detail of works under the control are,
a. Administration of Irrigation Department
b. Minor Irrigation
c. Anti Sea Erosion
d. Flood Control
e. Salt Water Exclusion
f. Inland Water Transport
For executing the above works, he is assisted by Superintending
Engineers, Executive Engineers, Assistant Executive Engineers,
Assistant Engineers with supporting staff in various offices
through out the State
The matters related to Inter State Water sharing is also
under his control., under a Cauvery cell with offices
at New Delhi &
In the Office, the Chief Engineer (Irrigation & Administration)
is assisted by Deputy Chief Engineer (Administration),
Deputy Chief Engineer (Irrigation), Superintending Engineer
/ Co-Ordinator (External Aided Schemes), Finance Officer,
Administrative Officer, Legal Officer etc. with supporting
The Head Quarters of the Chief Engineer (Irrigation &
Administration is at Thiruvananthapuram
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Administration PublicOfficeBuilding, Thiruvananthapuram
|3. Deputy Chief Engineer (Irrigation)
Chief Engineer (Projects-I)
Deals with Major & Medium Irrigation Projects
in Northern part of Kerala.
Head quarters of the Chief Engineer (Project -I) is at
The Chief Engineer, projects -I, Kozhikode
The following ongoing projects are under the control of
Chief Engineer, projects-I
I. Pazhassi Irrigation Project
V. Attappady Valley Irrigation project VI.
Bridge cum regulator at Chamravattom
VII. Banasureasagar Irrigation Project
VIII. Bridge cum regulator at
In addition to the above, the following completed projects
are also under the control of the Chief Engineer, projects-I
I. Kuttiyadi Irrigation Project
II. Malampuzha Irrigation Project
III. Walayar Irrigation project
IV. Gayathri Irrigation project
V. Chittur puzha Irrigation project
VI. Mangalam Irrigation Project
VII. Pothundi Irrigation project
VIII. Chalakkudy River Divers in scheme.
Chief Engineer (Projects-II)
The major & Medium Irrigation projects on the Southern
part of Kerala and National Hydrology Project aided by
the World Bank are under the control of Chief Engineer,
The following projects are under his control.
I. Muvattupuzha Valley Irrigation project.
II. Periyar Valley Irrigation project
III. Neyyar Irrigation project
IV. Pamba Irrigation project
V. Peechi Irrigation project
VI. Chimony irrigation project
VII. Idamalayar Irrigation project
VIII. Chalakkudy Irrigation project
IX. Cheerakuzhy Irrigation project
X. Vazhani Irrigation Project
XI. Vamanapuram irrigation project
Out of the above projects, Moovattupuzha Valley Irrigation
projects and idamalayar Irrigation project are the on
going projects. Head Quarters of the Chief Engineer (Projects-II)
is at thiruvananthapuram.
The Chief Engineer, Projects-II, Public Office Building,
No. : 0471-2324394
Engineer Investigation & Designs (Irrigation Design
& Research Board)
Deals with the Design & Research & Investigation
of all the irrigation structures in Kerala Irrigation
Department. Design wing is functioning in Thiruvananthapuram
under a Director (Designs) in the rank of superintending
Engineer and Research wing, viz., Kerala Engineering Research
Institute at Peechi, under a Director in the rank of Superintending
Head Quarters of the Chief Engineer (I&D) is at Thiruvananthapuram.
Investigation wing is a multidisciplinary unit which
includes a Technical wing, Agricultural wing, Planning
wing and Statistics wing. Under the Technical wing there
are 3 SEs.
Investigation Circle , Thrissur
Investigation Circle , Kozhikode
Field Studies Circle , Thrissur
the Technical wing, a small unit under the control of
an EE is functioning at Thiruvananthapuram.
The Agricultural wing is functioning under the control
of an Additional Director and the Planning and Statistics
wings are under the control of 2 Joint Directors. Thiruvananthapuram
is the Head Quarters of all these units.
The Chief Engineer, (I&D)
I D R B,
Vikas Bhavan, Floor No. 3,
Website : www.idrb.net
The Director (Designs) O/o the Chief Engineer,I
R D B,
The Director (Research)
Superintending Engineer, Investigation & Planning
Superintending Engineer, Investigation & Planning
Field Studies Circle
Chief Engineer / Administrator (Command Area Development
Authority of Kerala)
Deals with the Development work of Command Area of Completed
Major & Medium Irrigation projects. Presently developmental
works are being carried out by CADA in the command area
of the following projects.
I. Malampuzha Irrigation Project
II. Pothundy "
III. Mangala "
IV. Gayathri "
V. Walayar "
VI. Peechi "
VII. Vazhani "
VIII. Chalkkudy "
X. Neyyar "
XI. Chiturpuzha "
XII. Periyar Valley"
XIII. Pamba "
XIV. Kuttiyadi "
XV. Kanhirapuzha "
XVI. Pazhassi "
The Head Quarters of the Administrator, CADA is in
The Chief Engineer/ Administrator CADA, Thrissur
Telephone No 0487-332343
Fax No 0487-332343
Chief Engineer (Mechanical)
Deals with the Mechanical work relating to Irrigation
Department, public Works Department and other Government
Departments. Mechanical works relating to PWD & Irrigation
Department are being dealt with respective Superintending
Engineers, the office of whom are functioning in the Office
Chief Engineer (Mechanical) itself.
Head Quarters of the Chief Engineer (Mechanical) is at
The Chief Engineers (Mechanical), Public office Building
Telephone No 0471-324589
Fax No 0471-324589