Day 10 Bijaipur

 

Today we visited farms in the area. Here our guide shows us a henna plant.

The opium poppies are in bloom. The government licenses farmers to grow these poppies for medicinal purposes. They cut the pods and extract the opium “milk” with a spoon in the field. The government does not pay a lot for the opium, so some farmers sell it on the black market,

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