Measuring land and keeping land records is the main work of the Patwari. He is known by different names in different states. In some states, they are called Lekhpal, in other Kanungo or Karamchari or Village Officer. Each Patwari is responsible for a group of village. The Patwari maintains and updates the records of the village. He is also responsible for organising the collection of land revenue from the farmers. He provides information to the government about the crops grown in his area.