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June 24th, 2012
Century-Old Tools Still in Vogue for Land Survey

At a time when modern technology has touched nearly every aspect of governance, some government offices, particularly those in taluks around the city, continue to use centuries-old conventional technology. Visitors to Ambattur taluk office often stare in amazement at the long rows of iron chains and rods prominently displayed on the premises. They are nothing but land surveying instruments used by the surveyors. Though the office is equipped with modern land surveying instruments, these conventional devices are still used to measure vast expanses of land, particularly in rural areas. Read More