The opium trap12 min read . Updated: 08 Sep 2017, 05:21 PM IST
Legal poppy cultivation in India is fraught with risk but remains a legacy that farmers are unwilling to part with and a lure they find hard to resist
Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh)/New Delhi: The building that’s now the district opium office in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, used to be a jail once. In 1922, the long barracks with their stone walls and rugged floors were converted into an afeem godaam—opium warehouse—where farmers came with legally harvested opium that was weighed and checked for quality.
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