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:
Empowering the human resources of the NE states and Sikkim through Capacity Building targeting food security of the region by improving productivity through technology driven agriculture and effective utilization of water through scientific water management systems for agriculture ensuring both production and environment sustainability.
To empower the human resources on agricultural water management to preposition the region to combat the emerging challenges in agriculture and ensure productivity increase in agri, horti, fish crops on the face of shrinking/fragmented land holdings, ailing soil health, diminishing water resources and increased human population ensuring effective use of the water and soil resources in scientific, equitable and sustainable manner.
To take up all such activities that will help in better implementation of programmes and projects relating to water and land management of both Central and State Governments.