Land Measurement Units in India

While some of the more common size-related items are used all over the world, terms may differ when purchases are made locally inside India. As a result, it’s critical to keep yourself up to speed with the terms, as this has been mentioned as a source of difficulty by several customers. Here are some of the land measuring devices used in India with which you should get familiar.

The square foot (toes) (sq ft) is the most often used unit of measurement in the Indian home industry. Real estate developers must utilize rectangular toes as the standard for measuring condo or flat sizes, according to the Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA). Along with the period and the width of a rectangle, it is measured in toes. It’s critical to have the right rectangular toes size while measuring the room.

  • A rectangular backyard is nine rectangular toes in length.
  • Square meter: A rectangle meter is made up of 10.76 rectangular toes.
  • One acre is equivalent to 100 rectangle meters and 43,560 rectangular toes.
  • One hectare is equivalent to one hundred acres and 10,000 square meters.

These are the most commonly used terms for land-based devices. However, the following are India’s most often used land measuring devices.

1) People from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Tripura land in “Dhur.” Again, the length of this period varies depending on the nation. In Bihar, a Dhur is equal to 68 rectangular toes of land, but in Tripura, it is equal to 3.6 rectangular toes.

2) “Kattha” is used in the states of Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh. This is used to denote various numbers depending on the nation, however, it ranges from 600 to 2,800 rectangular toes.

3) Residents of West Bengal are known as “Chatak.” One Chatak here refers to a total of 188 rectangular toes.

4) Humans in the north Indian states of Delhi, Punjab, and Haryana refer to one rectangle backyard or nine rectangular toes as “Gaj.”

5) “Bigha” is also used in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttrakhand. It’s also worth noting that the level of Bigha changes from kingdom to kingdom. However, an acre of land is roughly divided into 4-6 bighas.

6) In Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttrakhand, and Himachal Pradesh, the term “biswa” refers to a degree unit. The size of a biswa should range from 50 to 150 rectangular yards, however, the price varies from kingdom to kingdom.

7) In Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttrakhand, a “biswani” is a dish made up of 20 biswanis and one biswa. However, the price of a single biswani varies depending on the state.

8) In Punjab and Haryana, the term “killa” refers to one acre of land.

9) In Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Punjab, one acre of land are divided into eight kanals.

10) In Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab, a “ghumao” is any other unit used to degree an acre of land.

11) The term “sarsahi” is commonly used in Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh, where one unit of sarsahi equals one pound of meat.

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are for informational purposes only based on industry reports and related news stories. PropertyPistol does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information and shall not be held responsible for any action taken based on the published information.


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