The economy of Assam is predominantly agricultural based, as about 85% of the populations live on agriculture
and allied activities for their livelihood. The net sown area in the State of Assam is 2.734 million hectare,
which is approximately 35% of the geographical area of Assam. To meet the rising demand for food and to provide
employment to the growing population, it is highly necessary to increase the pace of irrigation development.
CREATION OF IRRIGATION DEPARTMENT :
The state government created the then Flood Control and Irrigation Department under the Flood Control and Irrigation Ministry
and all the works pertaining to water resources were executed by the F.C and I Department. The Government of Assam felt the importance
of the irrigation during seventies and separate Irrigation Department was created in the year 1974 by bifurcating it from the erstwhile
F. C. and I Department to develop the irrigation potential of the state.
MONTHLY PROGRESS REPORT ON IRRIGATION ACTIVITIES OF HAILAKANDI DISTRICT