License is required to cultivate opium
The Central Government has issued a notification of the general conditions for the grant of licenses for the cultivation of opium poppy during the opium crop year beginning on October 1, 2021 and ending on September 30, 2022. According to this, a license can be given for the cultivation of poppy in any such plot at the place of cultivation, which may be notified in this regard by the Central Government.
Who will be eligible for Opium Poppy Cultivation License
Farmers who had cultivated opium poppy during the crop year 2020-21 and their average yield of morphine was not less than 4.2 kg per hectare.
– Those farmers who have plowed their entire poppy crop during the crop years 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 under the supervision of National Narcotics Bureau in accordance with the provisions relating thereto, but who have similar crop During the year 2017-18, his entire poppy crop was not plowed.
Farmers whose appeal against non-sanction of license has been allowed after the last date of settlement in the crop year 2020-21.
– Farmers who have cultivated poppy in the crop year 2020-21 or any subsequent year and who were eligible for license in the subsequent year, but have not obtained the license voluntarily for any reason or who have applied for the license in the subsequent crop year. After that, for some reason opium poppy may not actually be cultivated.
Farmers who have been nominated by a late eligible farmer in column 11 for the crop year 2020-21.
Farmers who have plowed more than 50 percent of the total cultivated area during the crop years 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 are eligible to obtain opium poppy cultivation license for the crop year 2021-22. will not be eligible.
This is also a condition
No license will be granted to any farmer unless he fulfills the following conditions. He should not have cultivated more than 5 percent of the cultivable area from the actual area licensed for poppy cultivation during the crop year 2020-21. He has never done illegal cultivation of opium poppy. He has not been charged in any competent court for any offense under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 and the rules made thereunder.
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