The department was created by U.P. Government to strengthen Rural Infrastructure in the year 1972 administratively controlled under Ministry of Rural Development. A separate Ministry is created as Ministry of Minor Irrigation and Rural Engineering Department and finally Rural Engineering Department.
This department mainly executes the construction works on deposit basis and is providing technical guidance to district and block level administrative officers as & when required.
It mainly executes the construction works of departments like Medical and Health, Primary and Secondary Education, Tourism, Milk and Dairy, Industries and Fisheries.