Bigha

(redirected from bighas)
Also found in: Dictionary.

Bigha

A unit of area variously equivalent to values between 1,500 and 12,400 square meters. It is used in real estate transactions in Bangladesh, Nepal, and parts of India.
Farlex Financial Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All Rights Reserved
References in periodicals archive ?
Till now cannabis plantation on 150 bighas of land in the Kullu district has been destroyed as part of a campaign that was launched on August 6.
Farmer Alam Hossain of Charitabari village in Aditmari upazila of Lalmonirhat said he earns over Taka four lakh annually by cultivating vegetables on his one bigha land to lead happier life and his children are getting proper education.
The trust alleged that due to illegal conduct of the Revenue Authority, thousands bighas of land have been transferred in the name of priests and temple workers ( Pujaris, Kardars and Mujarian) in Kullu Dstrict.
But when her husband got 2 bighas of his family land, she first grew rice, wheat, and til (sesame) on it.
"Moreover, with every bigha of land we incur losses which amounts between Rs 5000 to Rs 7000," he said.
"Out of the 40 bighas of land that I own, 5 bighas are in my husband's name and the rest is in my name.
Hans Giri ( 45) of Kashipur village in Bareilly district was an owner of two bighas of land.
'I have already cultivated Boro on two bighas of land this season', said Lokman Hossain, a farmer in Mohadebpur upazila, adding, 'I will bring some six bighas of land under the farming within a very short time.' The DAE has distributed some 20 kg seeds of Boro rice, 20 kg DAP and 10 kg MoP fertilisers free of cost to each farmer.
Summary: Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], December 09 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh high court on Friday directed the authorities to remove all encroachments on forest land exceeding five bighas.
Government records show nearly 1,700 bighas or over 1,000 acres of gram sabha land has been encroached upon by locals and the realty mafia.