1. To promote advancement of science and technology and acquisition of techno-scientific knowledge. 2. To undertake research and conduct experiments on various aspects of Irrigation, Watershed Management, Land Development and Rural Development and to collaborate with other organizations with similar objectives. 3. To organize trainings for staff and beneficiaries of the schemes in Irrigation Management, Watershed Management Programme and Rural Development programmes. 4. To promote active participation of social organizations and beneficiaries of the Rural Development, Irrigation and Watershed Management Schemes. 5. To organize special trainings for capacity building of the staff engaged in the implementation of Rural Development, Watershed and Irrigation Management programmes. 6. To organize, audit and evaluate the impact of irrigation, watershed management and rural development programmes. 7. To provide consultancy services to the Government, local bodies and other organizations in Irrigation Management, Watershed Management and Rural Development activities.