The ETS machine is capable of measuring land parcels in a few minutes. One can measure the width, length as well as locate the land and the distance to it, within a radius of 18-20 km.
KATIHAR: Farmers will soon be able to get land registration information such as ‘khatta’, ‘khesra’ and ‘chauhaddi’ (land boundary) with a single click. The complex procedure for measuring land boundaries is now an old thing. As the Electronic Total Station (ETS) simplifies the land measuring task.
Survey admins, kanungo inspectors, settlement officers, and other community representatives in the district are happy with this decision. Some have said it will be a game-changer for land-related issues such as registration, mutation, land sales, and other land-related problems.
What is an ETS Machine and how it works?
The ETS machine can measure more than 40 land parcels with 100% accuracy within a radius of 18-20 km.
To start the survey or measurement process, the land border of three villages taken into account to form a tri-junction. Then a prism kept at the center of this tri-junction. A powerful beam is released from an ETS machine standing on the circular dividing line between two villages. The beam hits the prism, which returns to the machine.
The beam returning after hitting the ETS machine provides exact distance, width, length, and other information of land. The machine works at night and even in the rainy season.
Brajkishore Sadanand, District settlement officer said- “The ETS machine is capable of measuring land parcels in a few minutes. One can measure the width, length as well as locate the land and the distance to it, within a radius of 18-20 km.”
An officer said- “While the survey method is being carried out, the prism is carried by the ETS operator and two spotting workers. An agency in southern India, which previously conducted aerial survey work, has been tasked with conducting a ground check. In this ground check, the company will collect several information related to land.”