Opium and Alkaloid Works
The enterprise's two factories specialize in the production of opium and the extraction of related alkaloids (such as Codeine phosphates, Morphine salts, Dionine, Morphine Hydrochloride, Thebaine, and more). It is the country's largest producer of opium-related products.
The Ghazipur factory has existed as the Benaras Opium Agency, an entity of the East India Company, since 1820. In 1945, it began extracting alkaloids in addition to processing opium. The Ghazipur opium factory is mentioned in the novel "Sea of Poppies" by Amitav Ghosh.
The Neemuch factory was founded in 1933. In 1976, it began extracting alkaloids in addition to processing opium.
The enterprise employs 1,432 people.
- Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and Protocol Amending the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (includes "Article 21" — Limitation of Production of Opium)
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