The Library and Information Bureau was created on 1st May 1931 on the recommendation of the Royal Commission on Agriculture and was attached to the Central Board of Irrigation. The main functions of this Bureau were :

  • To maintain a Library on irrigation and allied subjects;

  • To establish contacts with Institutions in India and other countries engaged in irrigation etc., with a view to exchange publications,

  • To collect and supply information on irrigation development and also to disseminate the results of research on these subjects.

Subsequently, when Power Engineers joined the Board, the scope of the library was enhanced to cover Hydro electric engineering and its allied subjects.

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