Patna, Sept. 6 -- The state government will soon provide electronic total station (ETS) machines for measurement of land and survey work being undertaken in 20 districts to newly recruited amins (land surveyors) as part of plans to speed up the work and to digitise land records, officials said.

The ETS machines are considered accurate in land measurements and remove manual interference in the process.

"We are in the process of providing these machines in bulk so that there is more transparency in the measurement of land and corrupt practices are weeded out," said revenue and land reforms minister Ram Surat Kumar.

He said the process of purchasing the ETS machines was in the final stages and the distribution would start from October onwar...