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Jago Grahak Jago – Definition of Area

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India had recently released an advertisement under the ‘Jago Grahak Jago’ campaign.

The advertisement noted: "Planning to buy your dream house! Sayani Rani says… Have you understood the definition of Area before committing your hard earned money!

  • Carpet Area: The net usable area i.e. the area from the inner sides of wall to wall.
  • Built-up Area (BUA): BUA, over and above the carpet area, includes the space covered by the thickness of the inner and outer walls of the flat.
  • Super Built-up Area: Super BUA, apart from the BUA, normally includes the proportionate common areas on the floor such as passage, staircase and so on.

Consumer should ensure to get the details regarding calculation of Area of a Flat before making any commitment."

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