Government mulling more licenses for opium cultivation
The Central Bureau of Narcotics is responsible for overall supervision of cultivation as per provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, and the rules thereunder.
New Delhi Last Updated: October 12, 2015 | 16:58 IST
Cultivation of opium poppy in the crop year 2015-16 begins on October 1 and ends on September 30 the next year. (Source: Reuters)