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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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Waseem Abbas district Muzaffargarh obtained second prize of 75 HP tractor by obtaining 84.21 maund per acre wheat production.
He said earlier the government had seen the result of involvement of the revenue department in wheat procurement campaign when wheat was sold at Rs 800 per maund instead of its support price of Rs 950 per maund.
The KCA spot increased Rs 100 to stay firm at Rs 6,300 per maund while physical prices remained above Rs 6,850 per maund, floor brokers said.
KARACHI -- Sustained demand from leading spinners on Saturday pushed up cotton price once again to Rs9,500 per maund for the ongoing crop season.
After he was arrested and television channels reported the news, elders of the village called a jirga where they settled the matter for 30 maund of wheat.
They are demanding to decrease support price by Rs50 per maund to Rs1200 a maund to bring to the level as that of Punjab.
The Karachi Cotton Association (KCA) declared the spot rate at Rs 6,200 per maund, KCA trader Shakeel Ahmad said.
During the week, cotton from Sindh and Punjab was quoted between Rs7,300 to Rs9000 per muand and official spot rates remained pegged at Rs8,800 per maund.
LAYYAH -- EDO Agriculture Zaffarullah Sindhu said the Punjab government was providing 933 maund seed of split green gram (Moong) on subsidised rate to 1866 farmers of the district.
LAHORE -- The recent rain has badly damaged 0.2 million maund wheat, 0.5 million maund chaff and cotton sown on an area of 0.2 million acres, according to a survey by the Pakistan Agri Forum.
The KCA spot further increased by Rs 100 per maund to stay at Rs 6,200 per maund while physical prices remained above Rs 6,430 per maund, floor brokers said.
Early in the week, cotton prices moved higher between Rs100-200 per maund. Official spot rates were also raised by Rs100 to Rs8,800 per maund.