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Section 5, Legal Metrology Act 2009: Base Unit Of Weights & Measures

Section 5 (Base unit of weights and measures) under Chapter II (Standard Weights and Measures) of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, reads as follows:—

(1) The base unit of—
   (i) length shall be the metre;
   (ii) mass shall be the kilogram;
   (iii) time shall be the second;
   (iv) electric current shall be the ampere;
   (v) thermodynamic temperature shall be the kelvin;
   (vi) luminous intensity shall be the candela; and
   (vii) amount of substance shall be the mole.

(2) The specifications of the base units mentioned in sub-section (1), derived units and other units shall be such as may be prescribed.

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