• Carrying out basic or fundamental research necessary to support its specific/applied research and/or aimed at furtherance of knowledge relevant to the Science and Technology Plans/Objectives of the Country and thus to advance the frontiers of knowledge pertaining to water resources and related sciences;

  • Rendering consultancy and/or advisory services to the Central and State Governments as may be called upon from time to time;

  • Disseminating research findings and building up of a technical data base in water resources;

  • Promoting/assisting research activities in State and other institutions concerned with water resources, as the premier national institute in the area of research associated with water resources development and carrying out training for research manpower.