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SRINAGAR, JUNE 12:  The Excise department today informed that the sleuths of the department till June 7, 2019, have destroyed poppy spread over 3087 kanals in North, South and Centre Excise ranges.

Poppy cultivation is done in some parts of Kashmir to obtain poppy used widely used in various kinds of bakery in Kashmir. While farmers insist that they grow poppy at small scale for bakery use, government agencies fear that part of the poppy raw material might actually end up being used in making narcotics.