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maund

 (mônd)
n.
A unit of weight varying in different countries of Asia from 11.2 to 37.4 kilograms (24.8 to 82.6 pounds) avoirdupois, the latter being the official maund in India.

[Hindi mān, from Sanskrit mānam, measure, from mimīte, mā-, he measures; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]

maund

(mɔːnd)
n
(Units) a unit of weight used in Asia, esp India, having different values in different localities. A common value in India is 82 pounds or 37 kilograms
[C17: from Hindi man, from Sanskrit manā]
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Noun1.maund - a unit of weight used in Asiamaund - a unit of weight used in Asia; has different values in different countries; "the official maund in India is 82.6 pounds avoirdupois"
weight unit, weight - a unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan"
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Average production came in at 66 maunds (40 kg) per acre in Multan and 60 maunds per acre in Faisalabad as opposed to the general varieties, which offered a maximum 40 maunds and 35 maunds per acre in the two cities respectively.
To a query about its expected production, the CCRI officials informed that it has capacity to offer over 40 maunds per acre.
Nehmat Khan, a progressive farmer from Chak Bazeed village, cultivated wheat on 20 acres and got 500 maunds of yield.
A group of drivers and their helpers is sitting underneath a parked lorry that is carrying as much as 1,600 maunds of sugarcane.
Per acre sugarcane production can be increased through the use of modern trends as the country was getting only 450 maunds per acre compared to the potential of 2000 maunds.
Per acre average production of sugarcane was only 626 Maunds per acre that was far below the average per acre production of other countries, says a release issued by media liaison unit of Punjab Agriculture Department.
To fulfill wheat production aim of 19.5 million ton for the year 2014-15 and raise per acre production to 31.66 Maunds, farmers are advises to lessen wastage of agriculture implements by tackling weeds problem.
Chinese hybrid per acre yield is reported to be around 70 maunds as against 50 to 55 maunds of original seed.
A good yield of 32 maunds per acre is expected if the weather remains conducive, noted the officer while apprising that the last what crop reaped this year on average yielded 30 maunds per acre.
It is to be mentioned here that Pakistan's wheat yield is around 27 maunds per acre, even though some progressive farmers get it increased to 42 maunds per acre.
He said growers can increase production of beetroot from 700 maunds per acre to 1200 maunds per acre by using latest technology.
Although the recommended wheat varieties for the Potohar region guarantees a yield of up to fifty maunds per acre, but the average wheat yield remains 15 to 17 maunds.