Overview of Cantonment Board Dehradun
The Cantonment Board Dehradun was established in year 1913.Cantonment Board is a corporate statuory body created under statute.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.
As of 2001 India census,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 2001 census is 59099. 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.