People’s action against opium cultivation

In Chatra district illegal opium (Afim/Posta) cultivation is on a fast rise in most of the forest land, in connivance with the local police, the forest department, Maoists and the mafia. The trees are uprooted by machines; acres of agricultural land are being ruined by this cultivation. Almost 15% of forest coverage is being affected by the cultivation. Read more.

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