Overview of Cantonment Board Dehradun
The Cantonment Board Dehradun was established in year 1913. Cantonment Board is a corporate Statuary body created under statue. The Cantonment Board has emerged as a municipal body in response to the need of providing proper Sanitation, Health facilities and Hygiene to the areas covered under the Cantt Board. Cantonment Board also plays important role in Administration of Defence Land.
Dehradun Cantonment has a total area of 5203.35 acres including 939.041 acres of private land inhabited by the civil population. The total population of Dehradun Cantonment as of 2011 census is 52716. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Dehradun Cantonment has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82% and, female literacy is 76%. In Dehradun Cantonment, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Some of the prestigious Institutions of the country situated nearby Dehradun Cantonment area are IMA - Indian Military Academy FRI - Forest Research Institute RIMC - Rastriya Indian Military College.