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The Executive Engineer
Public Works Department
Velipalayam
Nagapattinam 611 003
[4365]-220366

Fishing Boat on FishingTourism Plays a Key Economy for the District even though Agriculture and are the Major ones. Shrines, Places of Hindu Faith, Mosques forms the Spritual Tourism for the district. Annual Festivals and functions marks glory of the Year. Heritages like Tarangam padi Fort, Poompuhar speaks of the rich civilization of this land.  

OneAgriculture Field of the major economies of the District, Agriculture contributes a higher share of Rice Production in the State. We have raised so many important agricultural crop in our District. Rice, Groundnut, Pulses, Gingelly, Sugarcane and Cotton.  

Environmental Clearances

The SEIAA has awarded a five year term Environmental clearance to the following

  1. Siddhamalli-II[3.8MB]
  2. Mudikandanallur[3.53 MB]
  3. Melavadi[vadarangam] [10.1 MB]
  4. Mullangudi[3.44MB]
  5. panakattangudy[3.08 MB]

Public Works Department

The Public Works Department of Tamil Nadu is a state government owned authority, and is in charge of public sector works in the State of Tamil Nadu. It is part of the Ministry of Public Works Department, and is entrusted with the construction and maintenance of buildings for most of the government departments and public undertakings, and the construction of bridges, roads, and infrastructure. The Public Works Department [PWD] is the oldest department in Tamil Nadu, and was founded during British Raj during 1800. It became a government body in 1858.

Objectives

This Department was intended primarily for the following purposes:

  1. To maintain and upkeep of structural and non-structural components of irrigation facilities
  2. To develop new additional projects, structures, etc., to augment potential sources for irrigation
  3. To maintain, upkeep and develop buildings for the State
  4. To maintain and upkeep of navigation and drainage facilities
  5. To maintain and upkeep and to build conveyance facilities by way of roads for the agricultural produce to be moved to the interior, rail heads, ports, etc.
  6. To identify, investigate, formulate and estimate feasible and viable irrigation projects so that there is always a shelf of projects to implement the policy, promises and the programmes of the Government
  7. To conduct tests and research activities in construction materials and hydraulics and hydrology;
  8. To conduct tests and studies on the potentials and properties of ground water

The Public Works Department of Tamil Nadu is a state government owned authority, and is in charge of public sector works in the State of Tamil Nadu. It is part of the Ministry of Public Works Department, and is entrusted with the construction and maintenance of buildings for most of the government departments and public undertakings, and the construction of bridges, roads, and infrastructure. The Public Works Department [PWD] is the oldest department in Tamil Nadu, and was founded during British Raj during 1800. It became a government body in 1858. The Public Works Department functions under the control of Secretary to Government and deals with policy making on all matters concerning the Building organisations and Water Resources Organisation of the State

Here it is not out of place to mention that successive Governments were rightly keen in creating water resources assets in furtherance of irrigation and agriculture by way of building dams, reservoirs, canals and numerous cross masonry structures like barrages, weirs, regulators, dykes, outlets, etc. Further, more objectives were added in the recent past. Having harnessed the surface irrigation potential to 95% [12387 M cum], the Department's main function has turned to be that efficient management, utilization and distribution of scarce water resources. To work towards achieving equitable distribution of water resources for irrigation with respect to spatial and temporal distribution of the available quantum; To instill participatory Irrigation Management [PIM] by creation of Farmers Association and supporting system through NGOs. While sanctioning the projects, the World Bank contemplated the idea of strengthening the institution and creation of expertise in the Department having the officials as well as farmers.

Building Construction and Maintanence Division

The Buildings Construction and Maintenance Division office at Nagapattinam was formed as per G.O.Ms.No.B.5/PW/D2/ dt.01-04-1997 and Go.Ms.No.373/PW/D2/dt.27-06-1997 with effect from 16-07-1997.

This Buildings Construction and Maintenance Division, Office, Nagapattinam has four Sub Divisional Offices as detailed below.

  1. Buildings Construction Sub Division, Nagapattinam.
  2. Buildings Maintenance Sub Division, Nagapattinam.
  3. Buildings Construction Sub Division, Mayiladuthurai.
  4. Buildings Maintenance Sub Division, Mayiladuthurai.
The above four Sub Division offices has four sections each.

water resources Orgnanization

Public Works Department is executing and maintaining all the Government buildings and all Irrigation Projects such as Dams, Canals, Tanks multifarious works such as construction of buildings, roads, bridges, culverts, water harvesting structures, implementation and maintenance of water supply in rural areas.

  • To maintain and upkeep of structural and non-structural components of irrigation facilities;
  • To develop new additional projects, structures, etc., to augment potential sources for irrigation;
  • To maintain, upkeep and develop buildings for the State;
  • To maintain and upkeep of navigation and drainage facilities;
  • To maintain and upkeep and to build conveyance facilities by way of roads for the agricultural produce to be moved to the interior, rail heads, ports, etc.;
  • To identify, investigate, formulate and estimate feasible and viable irrigation projects so that there is always a shelf of projects to implement the policy, promises and the programmes of the Government;
  • To conduct tests and research activities in construction materials and hydraulics and hydrology;
  • To conduct tests and studies on the potentials and properties of ground water.

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