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Belgaum Cantonment Board to be merged with Belagavi City Corporation

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In order to bring uniformity in municipal laws governing civil areas of Cantonments and adjoining State Municipal areas, the Ministry of Defence has decided to consider to excise civil areas of certain Cantonments and merge them with the neighboring State municipalities. As per the ministry, broad modalities for the proposed excision of civil areas in 58 Cantonments have already been shared with the concerned State Governments for their comments.

Minister of state for Defence. Shri Ajay Bhatt in Rajya Sabha stated that the excision of civil areas and their merger with State Municipalities shall involve active consultation and concurrence of the concerned State Governments. Therefore, the time-frame for its implementation cannot be provided as of now.

He also stated that various representations have been received from the public and elected representatives, and also from a few State Governments requesting for excision of civil areas from Cantonments. However, there has been no bar on implementation of State Government schemes by the concerned State Governments in Cantonment areas. All State Governments have been extending benefits of various schemes to the residents in Cantonments.

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About Belgaum Cantonment Board 

Belgaum Cantonment was established in the year 1832. The Cantonment comprises two zones viz., the main Cantonment and the Fort zone. The Cantonment is situated at a height of 2497′ above M.S.L. Belgaum Cantonment is one of the 62 Cantonments in the country governed by the Cantonments Act, 2006. It is the only Cantonment in the State of Karnataka.The Sahyadri mountain range known as the Western Ghat cuts across Belagavi. Belagavi City itself is surrounded by a number of hills among which are Rajhuns Gad, Belgundi, Vaijanath and Kakati hills.

The Belgaum Cantonment Board (BCB) is a local civic body responsible for governing and managing the Belgaum Cantonment area in Karnataka, India. It is one of several cantonment boards established in the country, which are autonomous bodies managing the administration of military cantonments.

Administrative Structure: The BCB operates under the purview of the Cantonments Act, 2006, which outlines its roles, responsibilities, and functions. It is headed by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who oversees various departments, including sanitation, infrastructure development, public health, education, and more.

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