DIPRI Administration


About Us


DIPRI Administration consists of two main organizations namely :-

  • Irrigation & Power Research Institute, Punjab, Amritsar (IPRI)
  • Punjab Irrigation Management & Training Institute, Amritsar(PIMTI)

1. Irrigation & Power Research Institute, Punjab, Amritsar (IPRI)


Objective

The objective of the Irrigation & Power Research Institute, Punjab, Amritsar is to undertake Research Investigations pertaining to Basic & Fundamental Research Studies on a number of subject relating to Foundation Engineering, Concrete Technology, Hydraulics Model Studies, Land Reclamation, Hydrology & Groundwater etc.. This Institute also accepts works on deposit basis at very nominal costs & provides consultancy regarding model testing & other analytical facilities in the field as well as in Laboratories to various Government, Semi-Government, Private Organizations in Punjab & adjoining states.

Organizational Set-up

The Irrigation & Power Research Institute has Nine Research Divisions:-

  • Hydraulics Division No. I
  • Hydraulics Division No. II
  • Concrete Technology Division
  • Geotechnical Division
  • Chemistry Division
  • Reclamation & Soil Survey
  • Physics Division
  • Hydrology & Ground Water
  • Mathematics Division

Each headed by a Research Officer, for catering to the needs of Irrigation Department and various other Departments/Agencies pertaining to problems related to Hydraulics, Irrigation, Soil Mechanics and Foundations Engineerings, Concrete and Building Materials, Irrigated Agriculture, Land Reclamation etc. There are three supporting Sub-Divisions each headed by the Sub-Divisional Officer and primary job for each is to arrange/supply/repair necessary equipments/materials needed by various Research Divisions. The Chief Engineer (R) is the Head of the Institute & Joint Director assists the Chief Engineer (Research)-Cum-Director in Research & Administration Works.

Historical Data


Irrigation & Power Research Institute, Punjab, Amritsar is a pioneering Research Institute in India in the field of Land Reclamation and Irrigation. It was established in 1924 at Lahore primarily to tackle the problems of salinity and alkalinity. It affirms its goal of service through water management research.

After partition the Institute was reorganized at Amritsar and it played a vital role in the various spheres of development of the State. Research personnel under-takes the research investigations pertaining to various problems relating to large river valley projects, water resources projects, ground water, concrete testing, quality control, soil mechanics and geo-fabric testing, weed control, soil water testing and irrigation water management etc. Jawahar Lal Centenary Awards, Gold Medals at National level have been awarded for their contribution in the field of Irrigation Research. The Institute in collaboration worked jointly with Hydraulics Research Limited, Wallingford (U.K) on the research problems relating to seepage loss measurements, sediment exclusion measures, lysimeter study for salinity control, discharge and sediment measurements in flashy streams etc. during the years 1981 to 1988.

The brief description of works undertaken by the various Divisions is as under:

The brief description of works


1) Hydraulics Division No. I

This Division conducts model tests of all type Hydraulic structures including barrages, spillways, tunnels, downpull high head gates ,flood protection works for rivers etc.. In addition to this division also conducts discharge measurement in river, canals, streams and as well as hydrographic survey of reservoirs/lakes. The Hydraulics Research Station at Malakpur near Pathankot covers a large area for accommodating large river models, barrages and high head dams and spillways requiring fall upto 6 metres and discharge upto 2 cumec is available through Upper Bari Doab Canal for running the models. The model studies are charged as per actual requirement of funds for the construction and running of models.

2) Hydraulics Division No. II

This Division essentially provides services for monitoring and evaluating the performance of hydraulic structures, works executed on the recommendations from model tests and collection of prototype data for morphology studies of rivers, canal capacities, present irrigation efficiency of canals, field determination of Manning’s Co-efficient of brick lined channels, water management studies, performance studies of mini hydel projects etc. The rates of studies are charge as per requirement of works.

3) Concrete Technology Division

The tests pertaining to cement, bricks, Aggregate (Coarse and fine), Pavers, Cement mortar and concrete are carried out in this Division as per Bureau of Indian Standard Specifications. The rates for the various material tests are given in the table.

Rate List

S. No. Name of Test Rate of Sample
1 Cement Samples for Physical Tests as per IS:4031-1988 Rs. 2200/-
2 Cement samples for Chemical Tests as per IS:4032-1985 Rs. 2200/-
3 Cement Mortar/Concrete Samples for its ratio as per IS:1199-1989 Rs. 1500/-
4 Reference Cement/Sand Samples for its silica content only as per IS:4032-1985 Rs. 750/-
5 Brick Samples for water absorption as per IS:3495-1992 Rs.   200/- Per Brick
6 Brick Samples for Efflorescence as per IS:3495-1992 Rs.   200/- Per Brick
7 Bricks/Concrete Cubes Specimen for Compressive Strength as per IS:3495-1992

Rs.   300/- Per Brick/Cube
8 Testing of Steel bar Samples for bend/rebend test as per IS:1786-1985 Rs.   450/-
9 Testing of Steel bar Samples for tensile strength as per IS:1786-1985 Rs.   600/-
10 AAlkali Aggregate reactivity test ( chemical ) as per IS:2386Part7-1963 Rs.   1200/-
11
Split up Rates of Fine Aggregate & Coarse Aggregate
FINE AGGREGATE COARSE AGGREGATE
a)  Grading
Rs. 600/- Rs. 600/-
b) Specific Gravity
Rs. 500/- Rs. 500/-
c) Water Absorption
Rs. 350/- Rs. 350/-
d) Bulking
Rs. 200/- -----
e) Silt Content
Rs. 300/- -----
f) Deleterious Material
Rs. 400/- Rs. 400/-
g) Soundness
Rs. 750/- Rs. 750/-
h) Crushing/Abrasion/Impact Value
---- Rs. 300/-
i) Elongation and Flaky Particles
---- Rs. 200/-
12 Mix Designing of concrete as per IS:10262-2009 10,000/- per design
13 Testing of Pavers/Interlocking Tiles as per IS:15658-2006
(a)Water Absorption
(b)Compressive Strength, Thickness & Plan Area
 
Rs 200/-
Rs 400/-
14 Testing of suitability of coarse and fine aggregate as per 383-1970 (full tests). Rs. 3100/- for each sample of Coarse Aggregate & Fine Aggregate

Note

1) 27.5% will be charged extra as departmental charges from the agencies other than Irrigation Department

4) Geotechnical Division

The tests pertaining to soil mechanics for various water resources projects in the State and buildings/bridges both for Govt. and Private bodies are carried out in this Division. The soils are analyzed for all types of the engineering characteristics in the laboratory as well as in the field. Grain size analysis, Atterberg’s Consistency limits, classification, specific gravity, density, moisture, compaction characteristics, maximum dry density, dry bulk density, swelling tests, permeability shear characteristics of clayey soils, and cohesive soils, poison’s ratio, California bearing ratio, triaxial shear tests, dispersibility test etc. are conducted for the suitability of soil for designing of various structures. The Institute has facilities to determine bearing capacity of foundations by plate load tests as well as by standard penetration tests. The rates for the various material tests are given in the table.

Rate List

S. No. Name of Test Rate per Sample/Test
1 Gradation Analysis of 4.75 mm material with classification Rs. 450/-
2 Classification (Mechanical Analysis and Atterberg's Limits) Rs. 500/-
3 Compaction Characteristics/D.B.D. Rs. 500/-
4 Permeability upto 50 mm Rs. 2000/-
5 Specific Gravity Test Rs. 350/-
6 CBR in Laboratory Rs. 2000/-
7 Triaxial Shear Test Rs. 4500/-
8 One Dimensional Consolidation Test Rs. 3200/-
9 Direct Shear Test (Small) Rs. 1200/-
10 Direct Shear Test (Large) Rs. 1800/-
11 Measurement of Swelling properties Rs. 1200/-
12 Measurement of Shrinkage properties Rs. 500/-
13 Determination of pH value Rs. 250/-
14 Determination of Sulphates Rs. 500/-
15 Determination of Carbonates Rs. 300/-
16 Dispersive Characteristics of Soils Rs. 3000/-
17 Standard Penetration Test
Upto 6 meters Rs. 5000/- per test
Upto 9 meters Rs. 7000/- per test
Upto 15 meters Rs. 9000/- per test
28 Field tests for suitability of brick moulding Rs. 250/-
19 Angle of Repose Rs. 600/-
20 Electrical Conductivity Rs. 400/-
21 Organic Matter Rs. 600/-
22 Unconfined Compressive Strength Rs. 1500/-
23 Relative Density ( Max., Min. & In situ ) Rs. 1500/-

Note

(i) 27.5% will be charged extra as departmental charges from the agencies other than Irrigation Department.

(ii) For field testing the transportation charges will be charged extra and it will be decided by the Research Officer, Geotechnical Division but minimum Rs.1000/- will be charged for transportation.

5) Chemistry Division

The research investigations regarding quality of water and soil and are carried out in this Division. The Division also undertakes research investigations on weed eradication in ponds and irrigation channels by Chemical and Biological methods. The division has facility to analyze water and other effluents for environmental aspects. The water is being analyzed for general and concrete purpose. The rates for testing of different parameters of water are as given below:

List of Water Test Rate List

S. No. Name of Test Rate per Sample/Test
1 Water Testing for General purpose* Rs. 1250/-
2 Water Testing for Concrete purposes** Rs. 1450/-
3 BOD5 Rs. 600/-
4 COD Rs. 400/-
5 Phosphate PO4 Rs. 300/-
6 Sodium Na Rs. 300/-
7 Potassium K Rs. 300/-
8 Lithium, Li Rs. 300/-
9 Iron, Fe Rs. 300/-
10 Suspended Particles Rs. 150/-
11 Nitrate, NO3 Rs. 400/-
12 Oil & Grease Rs. 300/-
13 Dissolved Oxygen Rs. 200/-
14 Phenolphthalein Alkalinity Rs. 200/-
15 Total Alkalinity Rs. 200/-
16 Percentage purity of Potash Alum (New Test) Rs. 800/-

* General purpose i.e. for pH, Conductivity, Total dissolved salt, Turbidity, Carbonate, Bicarbonate, Calcium, Magnesium, Chloride, Sulphate & Total hardness as CaCO3.
** Concrete purpose i.e. pH, inorganic matter, consumption of 0.02N NaOH with 100ml of Water sample using phenolphthalein as a indicator, consumption of 0.02N HCL with 100 ml of water sample using methyl orange as a indicator, Chloride, sulphate, organic matter and Suspended matter.

Note

1) Minimum of Rs. 1000/- (Rs. One thousand) will be charged for any of the above mentioned parameters per sample analysis.

2) 27.5% will be charged extra as departmental charges from the agencies other than Irrigation Department


6) Reclamation & Soil Survey Division

This Division carries out survey of soil, water logged areas and problems of irrigation water management in the State. This Division also conducts the studies in connection with improvement of salt tolerance limit of crops in saline soils.

7) Physics Division

This Division undertakes the work of seepage losses by ponding method, and vibration studies of hydraulic structures, soil and groundwater radon studies, polyethylene testing etc.

8) Hydrology & Ground Water Division

This Division undertakes investigations relating to Sub-surface waters, location of suitable sites for installation of tube wells and artificial recharge studies. This Division also tackles remedial measures against the contamination of ground water by toxic, chemical and biological parameters and problem concerning water logging.

9) Mathematics Division

This Division undertakes analysis work relating to mathematical problems in the design of components of hydraulic structures, flow problems relating to rivers and canals, Collection, compilation and analysis of rainfall data in the State, Statistical analysis of different kinds of data received from other divisions. This Division also undertakes the work of compilation, editing and publication of the research reports/technical notes of the research conducted on different fields in IPRI.

Note:- The Departmental Charges @ Rs. 27.5% will be charged extra from Departments/Private Agencies other than Irrigation Department for testing of Building Material, Soil, Water, Foundation Engineering and Hydraulic Model Study.


Schemes and Projects in Hand


S. No. Name of Work Name of Sponsored Organization/Agency
1 Hydraulic Model Study of Fish Ladder for Sainj Hydro Electric Project (H.P) The Assistant Vice President -Engineering Hindustan Construction Company Limited, Mumbai
2 Additional Model Studies of Chakki River to Evolve Suitable Remedial Measures to Protect the already Constructed Advance Bandh and Guide Bandh for protection of the Village Abadies of Village Saili - Kullian at NH 1A Superintending Engineer, Drainage Circle, Amritsar
3 Biological control of water hyacinth at Harike wetland Ministry of Environment, New Delhi through, Punjab State Council of Science & Technology, Chandigarh
4 Biological control of water hyacinth at Kanjli wetland Ministry of Environment, New Delhi through, Punjab State Council of Science & Technology, Chandigarh
5 Biological control of water hyacinth at Ropar wetland and hydrographic survey Ministry of Environment, New Delhi through, Punjab State Council of Science & Technology, Chandigarh
6 Calibration of Current meters Different Organisation/Agencies/ Manufacturers of current meters from Roorkee, (U.P.), Delhi, & Jammu (J & K)
7 Chemical and physical analysis of water and soil for irrigation, construction and other purposes. Different Organisation/Agencies
8 Studies regarding the classification and compaction characteristics of soil Different Organisation/Agencies
9 Testing of cement Mortar and concrete samples and mix design relating to different project works. Different Organisation/Agencies
10 Sedimentation Survey of Sukhna Lake Chandigarh after Flood Season-2012 Chandigarh Administration
11 Silt and discharge data of Madhopur Headworks Annual nature work
12 Model study of Tail Race of Shahpurkandi hydel channel joining it with UBDC, Amritsar SE, UBDC

Organizational Structure


2. Punjab Irrigation Management & Training Institute, Amritsar(PIMTI)


Objective


Punjab state is an agricultural state contributing food & fiber to the nation’s food grain reserve. To achieve this Land & water resources of the State have been utilized to the near maximum limits. The surface water allocated is all utilized & is not sufficient to meet the needs of the high yielding crops. To meet with the water requirement of the crops even sub-surface water is being exploited to near maximum value in the sweet water zone of Punjab & the water level is falling at an alarming rate because of more abstraction than recharge.

Keeping the above in view, the only resource available to increase food production is that both the resources i.e. land & water be conserved & used most efficiently & judiciously. To achieve this, water management is required particularly below the irrigation outlet point. To meet the above requirement, Punjab Irrigation & Management Training Institute (PIMTI) has been set up in the premises of Irrigation & Power Research Institute, Punjab, Amritsar under the World Bank Aided “Punjab Irrigation and Drainage Project Phase-II, during the year, 1991-92. The objective of the PIMTI is to impart training to in service engineers & the new entrants in the Irrigation Department, Punjab, from Junior Engineer level to Executive Engineer level including Irrigation Booking Clerks, Ziledar etc. through the refresher courses on different disciplines relating to irrigation.


Organization Set-up


Chief Engineer(R)-Cum-Director, Irrigation & Power Research Institute, Punjab, Amritsar is an Administrative Head of this Institute. Joint Director I&PRI and five number Associate Professors arrange Training Courses through the refresher courses on different disciplines relating to irrigation for inservice engineers & the new entrants in the Irrigation Department, Punjab, from Junior Engineer level to Executive Engineer level including Irrigation Booking Clerks, Ziladar etc.


Historical Data


PIMTI has been set up at Amritsar under World Bank Aided Punjab Irrigation and Drainage Project Phase-II, Governing Council of PIMTI has been formed with Hon’ble Principal Secretary, Irrigation as the Chairman, five Chief Engineers of Irrigation Department, Punjab as Members and Joint Director for PIMTI as a Member Secretary. It has been registered as a Society since March, 1995. A number of facilities for the trainees and for conducting refresher courses have been created.


Existing Facilities under PIMTI


In the PIMTI a guest house and trainees hostel with 6 and 20 rooms respectively as well as an Administrative block has been constructed at Amritsar. The facilities for conducting the refresher/training courses already exist under PIMTI in the Institute premises.





Telephone Nos. of the Deptt.

S. No. Designation Office
1 Chief Engineer, Irrigation & Power Research Institute, Amritsar 0183-2226450
2 Joint Director, Irrigation & Power Research Institute, Amritsar 0183-2565905
3 Computer Centre, Irrigation & Power Research Institute, Amritsar 0183-2224927

Email Addresses

S. No. Name &Designation E-Mail Address
1 Irrigation & Power Research Institute, Amritsar ipri@rediff.com
2 Dr. Manwinder Singh, Joint Director, Irrigation & Power Research Institute, Amritsar manwindersingh@yahoo.com
3 Vijay Kumar Arora, Research Officer, Hydraulics Division No. I, Irrigation & Power Research Institute, Amritsar mathraja47@yahoo.com
4 Kulwant Rai Arora, Research Officer, Chemistry Division, Irrigation & Power Research Institute, Amritsar arora_kulwant2005@yahoo.co.in

RTI

The information regarding, Irrigation & Power Research Institute, Amritsar under RTI Act 2005 may be have from the following Officers.

S. No. Designation Address
1 Public Information Officer Research Officer, Chemistry Division, Irrigation & Power Research Institute, Amritsar
2 Assistant Public Information Officer Assistant Research Officer, Concrete Technology Division, Irrigation & Power Research Institute, Amritsar