Public Health Engineering Department was created in 1956. The department is entrusted with the responsibility of providing safe drinking water and sanitation facilities in rural areas of Assam.
PHED carries out aforementioned activities in rural areas of Assam thorough -
National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP)
This programme was launched in April 2009 by the then Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation presently Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, for assisting states in providing drinking water to the rural population of India. This programme has been emphasizing on water supply systems which are planned and managed by the community at the village level, for ensuring sustainable drinking water availability, convenient delivery systems and achieving water security at the household level.
Major Components of NRDWP (Renamed in April, 2009)
Programme Activity may be sub-divided into: