Irrigation Research Institute Roorkee

IRI was established to carry out Research and Development work under the aegis of the U. P. Irrigation Department in the year 1928 as a small research unit in Lucknow

The success of this small unit was duly acknowledged and in 1945 activities were expanded. The expanded unit was shifted to Bahadarabad (Roorkee) in 1946, where facilities in abundance were available for the physical modeling of hydraulic structures

The Material Testing facilities include the Soil Testing, Bearing Capacity Permeability, Rock Testing like Modulus of deformation, Pull Out, Tunnel Testing, Bridge Load Test, Cement Aggregate, Testing for quality of Brick & Steel, Concrete Mix Design etc.

This institute is also engaged in the Ground Water related studies such as Conjunctive use of sub surface water and water logging, suitability of canal linings, seepage from canals, Design and Suitability of Aquifer for Tube wells, Studies for Regeneration / Seepage of water from perennial rivers and Artificial ground water recharge etc.

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Chief Engineer (Design) & Director

Phone No: +91-1332-265174, Fax No: +91-1332-262487,,

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Uttarakhand Government Portal

Uttarakhand Irrigation Department

High Court of Uttarakhand

Supreme Court Of India

Public Service Commission Uttarakhand

Sister Organisation

Irrigation Design Organisation, Roorkee

The Central Design Directorate was established at Lucknow in the year 1961 for the specific need of undertaking the designs of major hydro projects

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