The Govt. of Nagaland by Notification No.AGR/ESTT-11/85 dated 30-07-1987 created the Department of Irrigation as an independent entity bifurcating the Engineering Wing of the Department of Agriculture. The Engineering Wing of the then Agriculture Department was multi-disciplinary in nature involving activities like construction of minor irrigation, anti-erosion, buildings, land reclamation, subsidy sale and maintenance of Farm Machineries &Equipments teamed with various engineering professionals in Civil, Agriculture, Mechanical and Electrical under one roof. The new Department of Irrigation, Nagaland started functioning independently with effect from 01-04-1988, the Department was then headed by a Joint Director, later re-designated as Superintending Engineer. The Department was renamed as the “Department of Irrigation and Flood Control” (I & FCD) by Govt. Notification during 1992. The same year an outright purchased building at Officer’s Hill, Kohima was occupied for the establishment of the Directorate of Irrigation and Flood Control Nagaland, Kohima. In 2005, the Department was fully upgraded and manned by a Chief Engineer exercising the delegated power at par with other major Engineering Departmentswith sizeable Officers in the rank of Addl. Chief Engineer, Superintending Engineer, Executive Engineer, Sub-Divisional Officer, Junior Engineer, other technical and ministerial staff in running the Department.

Consequent upon the tremendous increase in volume of work coupled with heavy financial transactions involved a new building for the office of the Chief Engineer, Irrigation and Flood Control Department, Nagaland was constructed at New Capital Complex Kohima and occupied during July 2010. The erstwhile Irrigation & Flood Control was renamed as Water Resources Department vide Govt. Notification No. AR-15/1/85(Pt) dated 2nd July 2018.

Sl.No. District Office Establishment Incumbent Name of the Post E-mail id
1 Chumoukedima Superintending Engineer Circle – I Er. Rhonbeni Yanthan Executive Engineer (SE Circle – I, Current Charge)
Er. Zhato Yhoshü SDO
Executive Engineer Investigation Cell Er.Teihelie Hegeu Executive Engineer
Er. A. Mhonbeni Lotha SDO
Executive Engineer Division Er. Hutovi Swu Executive Engineer
Er. Lokeshe Swu SDO
2 Kohima Executive Engineer Division Er. Vizosuto Obed Natso Executive Engineer
Er. Zakiya Tsela SDO (in charge of Kohima & Tseminyu)
3 Kiphere Executive Engineer Division Er. Dichiisie Executive Engineer
Er. L.Chingshak Paulong Phom SDO
4 Longleng Executive Engineer Division Er. Sutemo Kikon Executive Engineer
Er. Songmomonyu Chang SDO
5 Mokokchung Executive Engineer Division Er. Sademkaba Ozukum Executive Engineer
Er.Karipong Walling SDO (dual charge of Mangkolemba Sub-Division)
Er. Yanglise Sangtam SDO (in charge of Tuli Sub – Division)
6 Mon Executive Engineer Division Er. Pfutsolo Thasou Executive Engineer
Er. Manjo Katiry SDO
Er. Nchumbeni M Odyuo SDO (designate Tizit Sub – Division)
7 Peren Executive Engineer Division (Jalukie) Er. Sentizungba Longchar SDO (EE, Current Charge)
Er. Rulin T SDO
8 Phek Executive Engineer Division Er. Yhunkolo Kath SDO (EE, Current Charge)
9 Tuensang Executive Engineer Division Er.Ngaku Chingmak Executive Engineer
Er.Ngoh Lam SDO (designate for Noklak & Shamator District)
Er. Khitangpila SDO
10 Wokha Executive Engineer Division Er. S. Benrio Kithan Executive Engineer
Er. Y.Mhathung Ezung SDO
11 Zunheboto Executive Engineer Division Er. Hetoi Kinny Executive Engineer
Er. Puloka K Achumi SDO

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