Public Health and Hygiene
Sanitation: The Cantonment Board is responsible for cleansing of streets, public places and drains, collecting and disposal of garbage, removing of noxious vegetation.
Ancillary and Preventive Medication: Establishing and maintaining public hospitals and dispensaries, system of programmes and attempting for eradication of dangerous diseases and epidemics.
Water Supply: Providing safe and pure drinking water as well as preventing pollution of water resources.
Providing & maintaining HPSV / CFL and appropriate lighting fixtures on roads streets as well as public places.
Registering Births & Deaths
The registration of births and deaths occurring in a Cantonment whether they take place in army hospitals, Cantt. General Hospital or state Govt. hospitals as per the prevailing rules and regulation is a very vital function of Cantonment Board.
- Establishing & Maintaining Primary Schools
In order to ensure implementation of primary education as a fundamental right, Cantt Boards wherever possible and convenient have established and maintaining primary schools.
- Taking census and registration on vital statistics
The census operations and registration of vital statistics pertaining to the Cantonment as under taken by Cantonment Board as a joint exercise with the other organization involved.
- Afforestation Programme
Cantonment Board undertake afforestation programmes in the interest of improving the environment.
- Cleaning and maintenance of burial Grounds
- Establishing and maintaining Cattle Pounds
Establishing and maintaining Cattle Pounds in order to control the cattle and stray animal menace. Cattle pounds are established and maintained by Cantt. Boards wherein the stray cattle and animals are capsized and the owners are punished as per the cattle trespass Act and the prevailing rules.
- Establishing and maintaining fire stations
Cantonment Boards within the resources available are liable to render assistance in extinguishing fires and protecting life and property when fires occur.
- Imposition of taxes
Cantonment Board can levy various taxes like property tax, trade tax, water tax, etc. in the Cantonment in the interest of improving and maintaining public finances.