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 -
Two centrally sponsored flagship programmes namely
(i) NRDWP (National Rural Drinking Water Programme) /JAL JEEVAN MISSION (JJM)
(ii) Swachh Bharat Mission (G)