About 10 acres of poppy plants were found to be in full bloom and others are yet to be in flowering stage, SP K Meghachandra said.
IFP Editorial: The shift of poppy cultivation in areas of Manipur could have been a direct fallout of the diminishing trend in the Golden Triangle and Myanmar. Yet, if all of the hills are under poppy cultivation, it would only be a tiny fraction of the global drug production.
The tree plantation drive in Churachandpur was led by the district DC, SP and forest RO on Friday
A combined team of Manipur police destroyed around 40 acres of poppy plants at Tolhang hill range under the jurisdiction of Machi police station on Monday.
Around 30 acres of poppy plantation have been destroyed as per the Cyber and Media Cell, Kangpokpi Police.