Publish Date: February 22, 2023

    Central Water and Power Research Station was established in the year 1916 in Pune by then Bombay Presidency as a Special Irrigation Cell. It is the premier Hydraulic Research institute and a subordinate office under Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.


    • Undertaking specific research studies relating to development of Water resources, Power and Coastal projects
    • Consultancy and Advisory services to Central and State Governments, Private sector and other countries
    • Disseminating research findings and promoting/assisting research activities in other organizations concerned with water resources projects
    • Contributions to Bureau of Indian Standards and International Standards Organization
    • Carrying out basic and applied research to support the specific studies
    • Contribution towards advancements in technology through participation in various committees at National and State Levels


    • To be a world class center of excellence in basic and applied research on Hydraulic engineering and allied areas; which is responsive to changing global scenario, and need for sustaining and enhancing excellence in providing technological solutions for optimal and safe design of water resources and coastal structures.


    • To meet the country’s need for basic & applied research in water resources, power sector and coastal engineering with world-class standard
    • To develop competence in deployment of latest technologies by networking with the top institutions globally and to meet the future needs for development of water resources projects in the country effectively
    • To disseminate information, build skills and knowledge for capacity-building and mass awareness for optimization of available water resources.

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