Aside from the globally accepted measurement, a variety of local units are commonly used in India for the purpose of calculating land areas. One among these numerous units is dhur, a unit of area measurement primarily used in the eastern part of the country. When compared to measuring units like bigha and katha which are used to measure vast tracts of land in India, dhur is typically a unit denoting smaller pieces of land.
Mostly used in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tripura and West Bengal, dhur denotes varying sizes depending on the specific state. In Bihar, it stands for over 68 sq ft of space while in Tripura it denotes 3.6 sq ft only.
The use of dhur is also common in Nepal.