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About PHED


Prior to 1961 when Mizoram was one of the Districts under Assam, the organization of PHED was still so small that Mizoram was looked after by a single Sectional office headed by a Sectional Officer/ Junior Engineer functioning under the jurisdiction of Karimganj PHE Sub-Division. The achievements and the activities of the PHED were very less and was almost not perceived by the common public.

In the year 1961, the PHED had started survey and investigation for the Aizawl Water Supply Scheme with a proposal to pump water from Serlui 'A' River to Tuikhuahtlang. Then, in the year 1963, the Assam Government created Aizawl PHE Division with 2(two) Sub-Divisions vide Order No.TAW/PW/26/60 Dated 2nd November,1963 to look after the execution of the Aizawl Water Supply Scheme.

When Mizoram became the Union Territory in the year 1972, the Mizoram PHE Department was placed under the Mizoram PWD under the administration of Principal Engineer. Since then, the Government of Mizoram, in realizing the need for accelerating implementation of Water Supply and Sanitation program, had put on continuous effort to expand the PHE Department by creating new Investigation Division in 1975, and opening PHE Circle in 1980 with creation of another Division named as Aizawl Division No. II. With a view to further expanding the PHE Department's activities in the southern part of the State , the Investigation Division, alongwith its Sub-Divisions was transferred from Aizawl to Lunglei on 12th May, 1979 and renamed as Lunglei Division.

The PHE Department was finally bifurcated from the parent PWD in the year August 1983 to become an independent entity with Superintending Engineer as Head of Department and four Working Divisions.

With the ever expanding work programs on provision of Safe Drinking Water Supply and Safe Sanitation in both Urban and Rural Areas, the Department also expands proportionately with its establishment spreading along the length and breadth of the State.