International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage

A commemorative postage stamp on the Silver Jubilee of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) :

Issued by India649 International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage

Issued on Jul 28, 1975

Issued for : lCID was celebrating its Silver Jubilee in July in 1975. The Posts & Telegraphs Department is happy to bring out a commemorative stamp on this occasion.

Description of Design : The stamp design is vertical and depicts the emblem of International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage.

Type : StampMint Condition

Watermark : No

Colour : Multi colour

Denomination : 25 Paise

Overall Size : 3.34 X 2.88 cms.

Printing Size : 2.987 X 2.524 cms.

Perforation : 13½ x 14

Paper : unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper

Stamps Printed : 30,00,000 in sheets of 42

Printing Process : Photogravure

Designed and Printed at : India Security Press

About : 

  • Sponsored by the Government of India, the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) was set up in July, 1950 with headquarters in India, as an International NonGovernmental Organisation, to stimulate and promote the development and application of the science and techniques of irrigationdrainage, flood control and river training.
  • The Commission has National Committees in each member country. Set up with 11 member countries in 1950, its membership today covers 64 countries. Its affairs are managed by an International Executive Council and the duly appointed representative from each country. The Council meets every year in different member countries to conduct business and to initiate new policies and activities in furtherance of the objectives of ICID.
  • The performance of ICID during its first 25 years of existence has been significant. It has held nine successful Technical Congresses highlighting the sciences of irrigation, drainage and flood control. It has helped to spread scientific knowledge and practical experience on these subjects for the benefit of mankind. Its regular and special publications have won worldwide recognition. It has generated cooperation amongst engineers and technicians of member countries having different creeds and ideologies.

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