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About Us - IESWM

Institute of Environmental Studies & Wetland Management (IESWM) was established in March, 1986 with the primary objective of carrying out studies related to wetland functions and its ecology. With the efflux of time Institute IESWM has diversified its activities in several areas like measurement of water, soil pollution, development of pollution abatement technologies, preparation of EIA, rainwater harvesting, municipal waste management, hazardous waste management, biodiversity assessment and conservation, Survey and Mapping through deployment of RS & GIS techniques and etc.

IESWM is basically autonomous in nature with the provision of accepting projects, funded by national and international agencies. Annual Grant-in-Aid supports the Institute for its maintenance and R&D activities, from the Govt. of West Bengal. At present Department of Environment, Govt. of West Bengal administratively controls the IESWM.

In accordance with memo no: EN/457/T-II-4/001-iii/2007 dated 15/2/2010 of Department of Environment, Govt. of West Bengal the State Project Management Unit – ICZM Project is being located and operated at Institute of Environmental Studies & Wetland Management. ( website: