(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.