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The major objective behind the establishment of the nigam was to have a responsible body for supplying water in the state of Uttarakhand. The major function or work performed by the nigam is supplying water to the people residing in the state of Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand Peyjal Nigam has its Headquarter at 11, Mohini Road Dehradun. The Nigam is responsible for planning, survey, design and execution of urban as well as rural water supply and sewage schemes in the state of Uttarakhand. In addition to above the Nigam has
also been authorized as a construction agency.

 

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In year 1927 to make available water supply & sewerage facilities to general public, Public Health Engineering Department was conceived under the British India. In 1949 department was named as Local Self Government Department. Later on under the Uttar Pradesh Water Supply & Sewerage Act 1975, the department was changed to Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam.

After the formation of Uttaranchal State through order no 2878/9-2-(12 Adhi.)/2001 dated 22.11.2002 the department was formed under Uttaranchal Govt. as Uttaranchal Peyjal Sansadhan Vikas Evam Nirman Nigam and later on Uttarakhand Peyjal Sansadhan Vikas Evam Nirman Nigam.

The department works under the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Govt. of Uttarakhand as an undertaking of Uttarakhand Government. The department is mainly responsible for planning, survey, DPR preparation and execution of water supply and sewerage projects in urban & rural areas of Uttarakhand State. Besides this, the department is also authorized by State Govt. to works as construction agency for building and other works in Uttarakhand and in other States.

Presently the department is headed by the Managing Director under the governance of Board of Directors headed by the Secretary, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Govt. of Uttarakhand. It has to regional officers headed by the Chief Engineer Garhwal & Kumaon. The department has Executive Offices at District level for planning and implementation of projects.

Source : Pey Jal Nigam Uttarakhand Dehradun (Government Of Uttarakhand), Last Updated on 31-10-2018