Bhakra Beas Management Board

Bhakra Beas Management Board

Irrigation Wing

Irrigation Wing

After the Member (Irrigation), next, in the organisational hierarchy come the Chief Engineers who head the respective offices followed by Superintending Engineers/Directors, Sr. Executive Engineers/Dy. Directors and Assistant Engineers. 

  • Er. Suresh Mathur

    Er. Suresh Mathur Chief Engineer (Beas Dam)

    Er. Suresh Mathur

    Er. Suresh Mathur

    Chief Engineer (Beas Dam)
    Suresh Mathur took over as Chief Engineer, Beas Dam, BBMB Talwara on 27th September, 2017. Born on 13th December, 1958, Er. Mathur graduated in Civil Engineering with honours in 1980 from M.B.M. Engineering College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

    He joined Rajasthan Irrigation Deptt. (now Water Resources Department) On 26.12.1983 as Assistant Engineer and posted on Rajasthan Nahar Project (now Indira Gandhi Nahar Project), the life line of the western Rajasthan in Jaisalmer Distt. & associated with construction of main canal. He was also associated with different type of works viz. canal construction, building construction/maintenance works etc. in various projects in Rajasthan. He was promoted as Executive Engineer on 08.06.2004 & worked in different capacities in various fields of technical, monitoring & legal. He was promoted as Superintending Engineer on 15.07.2013 & acquired the experience of regulation of canal in Indira Gandhi Nahar Project, Bikaner & administration and technical experience of dams & canals.

    He was promoted as Additional Chief Engineer on 01.12.2015 & acquired the experience of construction & maintenance of dams & canal system. He was associated with the flagship schemes of Rajasthan Govt. viz. works under “four water concept” program, Mukhyamantri Jal Swalamban Abhiyan (MJSA) for conservative & optimum use of water. He was promoted as Chief Engineer on 18.06.2016 & associated with construction of Narmada Canal Project, another lifeline of other part of western Rajasthan. He was also associated with planning of river linking works in Rajasthan.

  • Er. Gulab Singh Narwal

    Er. Gulab Singh Narwal Chief Engineer (Beas Satluj Link)

    Er. Gulab Singh Narwal

    Er. Gulab Singh Narwal

    Chief Engineer (Beas Satluj Link)
  • Er. Sanjeev Suri

    Er. Sanjeev Suri Chief Engineer (Bhakra Dam)

    Er. Sanjeev Suri

    Er. Sanjeev Suri

    Chief Engineer (Bhakra Dam)
    Er. Sanjeev  Suri has joined as Chief Engineer, Bhakra Beas Management Board on 2nd January 2017. He has more than 35 years of experience in Civil Engineering. He did graduation in Civil Engineering in 1979 from Guru Nanak Engineering College, Ludhiana.  He received “Rajkiya Parman Patra-2015" award for excellence in performance of duties dedicated services and meritorious contribution.

    Previously he worked as Superintending Engineer in Director Kandi water Shed, Design Dte, Irrigation Punjab from 03-12-2012 to 30-05-2016. He was promoted as Chief Engineer, Vigilance and Irrigation Works Punjab, Chandigarh on 30-05-2016.  

    Following inventions are made by the officer which is as under:-

    1. Adoption of Round Tube sections in place of Angle Iron in the construction of trusses

    Year 1981,           Work shop Area of Ranjit Sagar Dam.

    Reduction of cost of steel by about  40% .


    1. Switching over to Ultimate Strength Design

    Year 1981-82,      Concrete Structures Ranjit Sagar Dam.

    This resulted in a saving of 20% to 25% in structure steel.


    1. Complete removal of Conventional Concrete Spillways.

    Year 1994.           Kandi area earthen dams.

    Cost of  dams reduced by about 25% to 30% .

    Eight dams constructed with this technology.

    Saving of more than  Rs.100 crores @ the then prevailing price index.


    1. International Level research into design of Cross Drainage Works

    Year 1994,           Kandi Canal.


    1. Power free- Sprinkler/drip facility for irrigation

     Year 2012-13,     Kandi area earthen dams.

    This innovative technology has resulted in creating a potential water surplus to the tune of 30%.


    1. State of the art technology of taking the irrigation canals under ground

    Year 2012-13,      15Km tail reach of Kandi Canal,

    Saving 40 hectares of precious agriculture land.

    Cost of construction reduced by about Rs. 1. Crore per Km.

    This has emerged as a pioneering invention in the field of irrigation, for all times to come.


    1. Solar technology for local electrification of dams

    Year 2014,           Kandi area earthen dams.



    1. Innovative technology for Earning CARBON CREDITS

    Year 2015,           Kandi area .

    700 acre additional land for forests, within the forest area, has already been generated in the Kandi Area of Punjab.

    1. Technique for Generating extra CCA

    Year 2015,           Kandi area .

    Additional command area of about 50 hectares per dam generated.


    10. Improvement of Water Productivity in Rivulets.

    Year 2015,           Kandi area .

    Proposal for ground water recharge with the provision of low cost, low height cyclic dykes within rivulet beds downstream of the dams.


    11. Providing ground water recharge bodies in hilly areas

    Year 2016,           Kandi area .

    Ground water recharge, water conservation & its availability in higher reaches and greening of forest areas without pumping of water t higher altitude pumping.


    12. Floating solar power plant technology for reservoirs

    Year 2017,            Multi-purpose dams

                                 (Case Study- Bhakra Dam).


    Saving on the precious land resource of the country by using the abundant but hitherto unutilized reservoir water surface, forms the basis of this technology.   Reduction in evaporation losses helps in conservation of water.


    13. Better sediment management in the reservoirs of Multi purpose dams

              Year 2017,            Multi-purpose dam reservoirs

                                          (Case Study- Bhakra Dam).


    This technology allows additional water in the useful storage areas of the reservoirs .



    Important Technical Papers on Innovative Technologies and Chronic Issues


    a)     Raising Height Of Existing Dams:

    Designed life of 40 years of these dams shall be doubled. The prospective saving made possible with the use of this technology is more than 100 crores rupees.


    b)     Converting Solar Energy Into Water:

     A new solar energy scheme for canal irrigation.

    With this technology, water shortage in various areas can be fulfilled.


    c)     Anti water logging technology for South West Punjab:

    Technical paper on finding out the root cause the dreaded problem, its synthesis and possible remedies, published. 



    d)    Canalisation of River Sutlej:


    For tackling the lingering chronic problem of breaching/overtopping of Dhussi Bandh of Sutlej river.



    e)     Multifold increase in Benefits from the Dams:


    With his innovative theory on dam design, evolved with untiring efforts spanning more than two decades, a technical paper for increasing many fold, the benefits from the Dams, has been  published in the 'Training Notes on Latest Repair and Rehabilitation Technology for Dams' issued at the national level by  Aqua Foundation Academy, New Delhi in April, 2016.

    ADDITIONAL BENEFITS :-  If applied on all the dams of the Kandi Area, shall be more than Rs.760 Crores @ year 2001 index level.


    The national level application may accrue benefits of thousands of crores of rupees for the country and Carbon Credits at the international level.

    f)      Rehabilitation of Madhapur head works and creating additional balancing capacity:

    The technology envisages the enhancing of reservoir capacity without raising of  structure, thus saving of more than 100 crore rupees.

    g)       Cost free technique for reclaiming of marshy land pockets along rivers :

    A study where THOUSANDS OF ACRES of marshy land pockets along rivers can be reclaimed for productive use .

    h)    Floating Solar Power Plants in Dam Reservoirs

    A state of the art floating solar power plant technology for reservoirs of Multi purpose dams, saving precious land and conservation of  water .


    i)       Sedimentation in Reservoir of Bhakra Dam-a Case Study

    A paper on improving the usable water content in the reservoirs of Multi purpose dams, by way of better sediment management.

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