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In which one of the following districts of Madhya Pradesh is opium cultivated?


1. Mandsaur 
2. Shivpuri 
3. Sagar 
4. Raisen 

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Mandsaur 

The correct answer is Mandsaur.

  • Opium is cultivated in the Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Some other districts of Madhya Pradesh where opium poppy is cultivated -
    • Neemuch
    • Ratlam
    • Ujjain 
    • Jhabua
    • Shajapur
    • Rajgarh

  • The opium poppy is mainly cultivated in the three states of India -
    • Madhya Pradesh
    • Uttar Pradesh
    • Rajasthan

  • The ancient name of the Mandsaur district was DuspurMandsaur is known as the birthplace of Mandodari (wife of Ravana)
  • The Hingalgarh fort is situated here. In Mandsaur, India's only Lord Pashupathinath temple is situated in the district on the banks of the Shivna river.
  • It is also known as the Sindhawar of the Malwa region and the border guardian of Rajasthan.

 

State Madhya Pradesh
Division Mandsaur
Type Mayor-council
Headquarters Mandsaur
Area (Total) 5535 km(km) 
Population (2011) total 13,40,411
Density 242/km (630 sq/mi)
Literacy rate 71.08%
Sex Ratio 966
Lok Sabha Constituencies 1
Vidhan Sabha Constituencies 8

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