Metrication or metrification is the process of converting to the metric system based on the International System of Units (SI). Metrication (or metrification refers to the introduction of the SI metric system as the International standard for physical measurements—a long-term series The metric system is a decimalised system of measurement. It exists in several variations with different choices of base units, though the choice of base units does India's conversion to the metric system occurred in stages between 1955 and 1962. The metric system in weights and measures was adopted by the Indian Parliament in December 1956 with the Standards of Weights and Measures Act, which took effect beginning October 1, 1958. The Parliament of India (or Sansad) is the federal and supreme Legislative body of India. The Indian Coinage Act was passed in 1955 by the Government of India to introduce decimal coinage in the country. The new system of coins became legal tender on April 1957, where the rupee consists of 100 paise. For the next five years, both the old and new systems were legal. In April 1962, all other systems were banned. This process of metrication is called "big-bang" route, which is to simultaneously outlaw the use of pre-metric measurement, metricise, reissue all government publications and laws, and change education systems to metric.
India's conversion was quicker than many other countries, including the previous colonizer United Kingdom. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country Metrication is the process of introduction of metric units for measurement This was helped by low popular literacy and the fact that there was previously no nationwide standard measurement system—British Imperial units were used by the upper class, while various regional systems were used by the poor. traditional definition of literacy is considered to be the ability to read and write or the ability to use Language to read, write, listen, Imperial units or the Imperial system is a collection of units first defined in the British Weights and Measures Act of 1824 The Indian model was extremely successful and served later as a model for metrication in various African and Asian countries. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country
The National Physical Laboratory of India, located in New Delhi, is designated the maintainer of SI units in India. The National Physical Laboratory of India, situated in New Delhi, is the Measurement standards laboratory of India New Delhi (नई दिल्ली ਨਵੀਂ ਦਿੱਲੀ نئی دلی is the Capital city of India. It also calibrates the national standards of weights and measures.
Before metrication, the government of India followed the Indian Weights and Measures Act passed in 1870 which used the British Imperial system. However, many other indigenous systems were in vogue in other parts of the country. National Physical Laboratory India without discussing on the talk page -->Various indigenous systems of measurement have been developed and employed in That was a constant headache with government officials and the public at large.
Mr. P. N. Seth was the founder and secretary of the Indian Decimal Society, whose aim it was to push for the introduction of the metric system in India. Mr. P. N. Seth was assisted by others in the society, such as Professors Dr. H. L. Roy, Dr. S. K. Mitra, and P. C. Mahalanobis, and other leading Indian scientists. Since 1930, they advocated for discarding the old chaotic system by writing in newspapers, journals, participating in debates and distributing literature.
During the interim government of post-WWII, there were attempts to introduce some standarization in weights and measures but the conservative section of the ruling party never allowed it to be passed. Then outstanding scientific personalities and public figures were mobilized by the Indian Decimal Society. Mr. P. N. Seth secretary, Indian Decimal Society, put forward a scheme for metrification of currency on January 17, 1944, which was finally adopted in Indian Parliament in 1955.
Today all official measurements are made in the metric system. However, in common usage some older Indians may still refer to British system units. Some measurements, such as the heights of mountains, are still recorded in feet. Additionally, the Indian numbering system of crores and lakhs are used. The Indian numbering system, used today in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar (Burma is based on grouping by two