NON METRIC MEASURE OF LAND


MADHU AGRAWAL
(Guinness Record Holder for letters in Newspapers)

Even after five long decades of adoption of metric units of measurement in India, it is shocking and surprising that even now government-agencies like Urban Development Authorities advertise for allotment of plots of land in its various cities in non-metric measures like Square-yards, Kanal, Marla etc. Or else, metric convertibles of non-metric-measures are used, which too are against spirit of systematic metric-unit system. Union government should issue strict guidelines that only metric-measures may be adopted in land-measurements, and all agreements or registry in non-metric measure may be null and void after a specified cut-off date. Even notification should be issued to prohibit newspapers from accepting all advertisements including from builders and developers if measures of land are not in metric units.

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