The North Eastern Regional Institute of Water and Land Management (NERIWALM) is a registered society established on 23rd December, 1989 at Tezpur, Assam, India under the aegis of North Eastern Council (NEC), Shillong, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Government of India. A historic MoU was entered upon by the Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR), Government of India with the NEC and the DoNER ministry on 01 June, 2012 in New Delhi by which NERIWALM is taken over by the MoWR w.e.f. 1st April, 2012 as a capacity building institution in the field of water and land management for Irrigation and Agriculture development.

The main objects/tasks  for which the Institute is established are :

(a)   With a view to promoting advancement of science and acquisition of scientific knowledge to provide instruction / and training in all branches of science, both theoretical and applied, and in particular in Water and Land Management  for Irrigation and Agriculture.

(b)   To establish an institute for imparting instructions and training to farmers, members of Water Users’ Associations and conducting research in Water and Land Management for Irrigation and Agriculture.

(c)   To provide consultancy service to the Government, Local Bodies and other organizations in Water and Land Management    for Irrigation and Agriculture.

(d)   To undertake research and conduct experiments in various aspects of Water and Land Management   and to collaborate with other organizations for research and Development.

(e)   To organize, outreach activities like training and capacity building of farmers or members and functionaries of Water Users’ Associations (WUAs) with a view to enhancing their technological and managerial capabilities and ensuring their active and effective participation in the development and management of water distribution network in their jurisdiction.

(f)    To set up field centres at key locations to facilitate better coordination with the North Eastern States and to support the outreach activities relating to land and water management.

(g)   To network with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) /private partners(PP) with a view to carrying out outreach activities effectively at the grass root level.

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Last Updated on:31/03/2015
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