About Jal Nigam

Last Updated on : Monday, Oct 3 2022 11:39AM

Public Health Engineering Department was created in 1927 to provide drinking water supply and sewerage facilities in Uttar Pradesh. In year 1946 it was rechristened as Local Self Government Engineering Department (LSGED). In 1975, it was converted to Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam through Uttar Pradesh Water Supply and Sewerage ACT, 1975 (ACT no-43, 1975). As per this ACT Jal Nigam has jurisdiction over whole Uttar Pradesh (except Cantonment Area). The basic objective of creating this corporation is development and regulation of water supply & sewerage services and for matters connected therewith.

The Uttar Pradesh Water Supply and Sewerage (amendment) ACT, 2021 came into force on 24th August, 2021. As per this act the erstwhile Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam was divided into Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam (Urban) and Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam (Rural).

The jurisdiction of Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam (Urban) is notified urban area of the state