North Eastern Hydrolic and Allied Research Institute (NEHARI)

North Eastern Hydraulic and Allied Research Institute (NEHARI) was established in the year 1996 under Brahmaputra Board, as a follow up of historic ‘Assam Accord’ inked on the auspicious day – 15th August (Independence Day of India) – in the year 1985 in presence of then, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Late Rajiv Gandhi. The Institute is situated in sprawling campus of 44 ha at Rudreswar in North Guwahati at a distance of 25 km from the main city, far from the madding crowd of the city, on the hillock in a conducive ambient. The Institute was set up as pioneer laboratory of North Eastern Region for laboratory testing of soil, rock, concrete and construction materials for development of water resources and other projects. The Institute has adequate facility for simulating / understanding river behavior through physical models.

NEHARI Complex, Rudreswar, North Guwahati


Undertaking field and laboratory investigtions, research and development work of basic and appllied types in 'Geo-mechanics', 'Concrete Technology', 'Soil Characteristics', 'Construction Materials' and associated issues for development of Hydropower, Irrigation, Flood Control Projects


NEHARI has patronage of Central Soil and Material Research station (CSMRS), New Delhi and Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS), Pune – Internationally reorganized as apex Institutes in the field of laboratory testing of soil and construction materials and development of physical and mathematical models in the field of development of water resources. Experts/technical hands of NEHARI have initially been imparted training on the subject by both the above mentioned premier Institutes. During this short span of time, since its inception, NEHARI has successfully completed laboratory testing of soil and materials during investigation and also during execution of a number of projects in the water resources development.

Noteworthy among them are Lower Subansiri Hydro-electric Project, Middle Subansiri Hydro-electric Project, Lower Siang Project, Middle Siang Project, Debang Dam Project, Laskar Mintu Project of Meghalaya, Tuirini, Tuipal and Kolodyne H.E. Project of Mizoram, Dikhu Hydel Project of Nagaland and others. Test reports prepared by NEHARI have been appreciated by CSMRS.

Deatails on Annual Revenue Generation by NEHARI

Sl.No. Year Annual Revenue Generation
(in Rs in Lakh)
1. 1999-2000 21.28
2. 2000-01 4.87
3. 2001-02 93.63
4. 2002-03 49.78
5. 2003-04 16.21
6. 2004-05 21.28
7. 2005-06 11.30
8. 2006-07 17.81
9. 2007-08 16.64
10. 2008-09 6.70
11. 2009-10 6.38
12. 2010-11 14.34
13. 2011-12 7.18
Total 344.82


Brahmaputra Board submitted a proposal for creation of posts for NEHARI throgh letter No. BB(E-I)25/2002/2 dtd 24.8.2002. Since inception, NEHARI is running without specialized manpower. Non-filling up of posts is affecting fuctioning of NEHARI adversely. Altogether 28 officials have temporarily been redeployed from the sanctioned staff strength of Brahmaputra Board to cater to work load of NEHARI.

A Steering Committee was constituted by Government of India, Ministry of Water resources, through letter No: 2/9/86-PC/JRC/1623 dated 20.9.1990 for assessment of manpower for NEHARI. The committee recommended 122 posts for NEHARI. Further during the year 1996, Staff Inspection Unit (SIU) visited Brahmaputra Board and recommended 45 posts for NEHARI. In pusuance to above, Brahmaputra Board submitted proposal for creation of 45 posts for NEHARI.

The list of 45 posts recommended by SIU is as under

Technical Posts
Sl.No. Designation Number
1. Director 1
2. Assistant Executive Engineer 1
3. Chief Research Officer 2
4. SeniorResearch Officer 2
5. Research Officer 4
6. Research Assistant 5
7. Laboratory Assistant 5
8. Assistant Mechanic 1
9. Electrician 1
10. Turner 1
11. Welder 1
12. Punp Operator 1
13. Draftsman Gr.III 1
Total Technical Posts 26
Non-Technical Posts
1. Steno Gr.I 1
2. LDC cum Typist 2
3. Driver 3
4. Peon 4
5. Chowkidar 3
6. Safaiwala 2
7. Mali 1
8. Khalasi 3
Total Non-Technical Posts 19
Grand Total 45

(A) Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Available Equipment / Instruments

Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Available Laboratory Testing Facilities

Available Field Testing Facilities

(B) Rock Mechanics Laboratory

Available Equipment

Available Testing Facilities

(C) Concrete Laboratory

Available Equipment

Availabale Testing Facilities

(a) Coarse Aggregate

(b) Fine Aggregate

(c) Cement

(d) Concrete

(D) Hydraulic Laboratory

Equipment available

Available Facilities

Hydraulic Model of Majuli

Important Assignments Accomplished