Irrigation Research Institute, Roorkee
Irrigation Research Institute (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.
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. The designs of Ram Ganga multipurpose project, Rihand Dam, Obra Dam and Yamuna stage-I, Sharda Sahayak Project, Narora Barrage and Lower Ganga Canal Projects were completed successfully without seeking any help from any outer agency. To facilitate the works of Tehri Dam Project a Design Circle was transferred from Lucknow to Roorkee in the year 1971.