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Varanasi Cantonment

Varanasi Cantonment

Introduction
Read about Varanasi Cantonment interesting information. When we talk about Cantt area of any city, first pictures comes in our mind is army personnel, army vehicles, neat & clean roads, proper signal system and overall disciplined atmosphere. While visiting old Varanasi city, when we feel fed-up with narrow lanes, congested roads and traffic system as per own convenience, we should visit to public areas, market areas, parks of Varanasi cantt area. Thus it also counted among Varanasi tourist attractions.

Varanasi Cantt
On the banks of the sacred river Ganga, at the confluence of two of its tributaries, viz the Varuna and the Assi, there lies the oldest living city in the world, the eternal city of Varanasi. Just like many other cities of British India, Varanasi also had a Cantonment which was established in the year 1811. The emergence of Cantonment Board as a municipal body in Cantonments was basically in response to the need for maintenance of proper sanitation and health and hygiene of these areas. The scope of the Cantonment Board function extends to the entire gamut of Municipal Corporation of a pure civilian city. In addition to providing basic amenities, the Cantonment Board also ensures various social, cultural, educational and medical institutions and amenities to the residents of the area. Cantonment Board is a policy making body for the Cantonment area of Varanasi and for its residents. It is civic administration body managed by defense personnelís as its officer cadres and politically elected representatives as corporators. The history of Cantonment started with the land administration for quartering of troops. As such a Cantonment board of every city of India has a record of maintaining the area very clean, hygienic, properly built and fully enforced basic civic amenities along with the Housing policy which attracted the civilian population also to reside in the Cantonment. Hence, you may find hundreds of civilian families with absolutely so defense background living and residing for generations in the Cantonment of their respective cities. The total area of the Varanasi Cantonment is about 1179 acres. The notified civil area extends over 29.29 acres where civilians are residing. As per 2011 census, population of the Varanasi Cantonment is 14126. In accordance with Cantonment Act 2006, Varanasi Cantonment is classified as Category 2. Cantonment Board Varanasi maintains a 22 bedded Cantonment General Hospital which consists of separate male and female wards along with labor room and operation theater. A family welfare center is run by the State Govt. Hospital. The Cantonment Board of Varanasi is maintaining three schools viz One Junior High School, One Boys Primary School and One Girls Primary School. School also provides computer education and mid-day meal. Overall, the Cantonment board of Varanasi has brought an entire different form of Varanasi or Banaras by doing the best possible development, cleaned sanitation surroundings, waste management, transparent administrative policy, prompt action taking and problem solving of the residents which has helped it gain popularity and is also famous. Tourists who visit here as part of their Varanasi tourism tour package, find it a totally different Varanasi from what they saw in the entire Banaras trip.

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