The Irrigation Design and Research Board (IDRB) is the Central Design and Research Organization of Irrigation Department, Government of Kerala. The Design, Research, Quality Control, Coastal Erosion studies, Field Studies Circle and Investigation wing of the Department are under the control of the Chief Engineer (Investigation and Design) with headquarters at Thiruvananthapuram. IDRB was formed in August 1986 vide G.O.(MS).No.24/86/Irrgn dated 14-08-1986 and subsequently started functioning under the Chief Engineer IDRB vide G.O. (MS) No. 7/1987/Irrgn.dated 24/03/1987.