Government Of India,Ministry Of Water Resources Central Soil And Materials Research Station


The Central Soil and Materials Research Station (CSMRS), an attached office of the Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India, is a premier institute in the country located at New Delhi, which deals with field and laboratory investigations, basic and applied research, and problems in Geotechnical engineering, construction materials and allied fields relevant to river valley projects within India and neighboring countries viz. Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan,Myanmar etc.

Essentially, the central, state government agencies and public sector undertakings responsible for construction of multipurpose river valley projects form the clients. Many organizations dealing with major industrial complexes, multistoreyed buildings, thermal and nuclear power stations etc. are also recipients of consultancy from CSMRS. Broadly, the spheres of CSMRS activities cover the following:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Soil Dynamics
  • Rockfill Technology
  • Studies on Geosynthetics for use in River Valley Projects
  • Chemistry of Impervious Core Materials
  • Safety Evaluation of Existing Hydraulic Structures
  • Subsurface Exploration
  • Construction Materials Characterization
  • Design of Concrete Mixes
  • Studies on Alkali Aggregate Reaction
  • New Construction Techniques
  • Water Quality
  • Chemistry of Construction Materials
  • Studies on Chemical Grouts
  • Insitu Stress Measurements in Rocks
  • Insitu Rock Deformability Characteristics
  • Geophysical Investigations
  • Geotechnical Instrumentation for New and Existing Structures
  • Instrument Fabrication, Repair and Maintenance
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Library and Documentation Centre
  • Electronics and Information Technology
  • Review and Drafting of Bureau of Indian Standards codes
  • Dissemination of Information
  • Electronics and Informations Technology


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