Central Government has granted license for cultivation of opium poppy. The average yield of opium cultivators during 2014-15 has been fixed at 56 kg/hectare in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and an average yield of opium of not less than 52 kg/hectare in Uttar Pradesh. Central Government would issue licenses to farmers with good performance to augment opium and alkaloid works. Demand for domestic and export markets provided satisfied conditions of the licensing policy. Licenses issued would be through a transparent policy keeping in mind the interests of all stake-holders.