About increasing illicit cultivation in India's North East to North West. And some of legal cultivation too. India is the only country producing gum opium legally.
Illegal opium cultivation in Himachal Pradesh, India
Here are the Village Chief and his deputy of Bithu Kanda in Sainj valley of Kullu standing proudly next to their crop. Thi year they were going to have lot more material benefits, but this crop was destroyed!