HC Deb 23 April 1895 vol 32 c1491
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?


The acreage under poppy cultivation in each Agency for the last four years has been:—

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
No report has yet been received of the area actually under poppy cultivation during 1894–95.

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