§ MR. ALFRED WEBB (Waterford, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India is he will state the number of acres under poppy cultivation in the Behar and Benares Agencies respectively for each of the last four years and for the present year?
§ *SIR E. GREY
The acreage under poppy cultivation in each Agency for the last four years has been:—
No report has yet been received of the area actually under poppy cultivation during 1894–95.
Behar. Benares. 1890–91 254,975 Acres 246,742 Acres 1891–92 234,975 Acres 226,922 Acres 1892–93 241,100 Acres 212,517 Acres 1893–94 237,341 Acres 220,881 Acres