What were the main functions performed by the officials under the Mauryan administration?

The important functions of the officials were:

  1. Some officials had the responsibility to measure the lands used for the cultivation of crops and superintend the rivers in the empire.
  2. The management of the canal system for efficient irrigation were also managed by these officials.
  3. They controlled the activities of the huntsmen and also provided them suitable punishment for any violation.
  4. The collection of taxes were under their supervision.
  5. They monitor the activities of the people involved in the professions of carpentry, blacksmiths, miners and woodcutters.

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