tivation of hemp, which is not systematically grown, but in a few villages seeds are
sown round the fields where crops are raised. The import of ganja and charas.
under parwana from the Residency amounted to 1,735 maunds during the ten
years 1883-84 to 1892-93. The imported ganja mostly comes from Indore. The
ganja produced from the sporadic growth of the plant is called 'makuria,' and
being of very inferior quality is said not to be offered for sale. A contract
for sale of the drugs has been given since 1880 in the towns of Jodh-
pur and Pali, which is auctioned to the highest bidder. There are 14 retail
vendors in Jodhpur, all of whom are under the control of the contractor, who
himself has two shops in the town. The retail vendors are ordinary shopkeepers,
who sell the drugs along with other articles. There are no retail vendors in
Pali. Elsewhere there is no restriction on the sale of the drugs. Jodhpur does
not adjoin British territory.


713. No memorandum has been furnished from Udaipur. The State does
not adjoin British territory. There seems to be a
certain amount of production of ganja and bhang,
but the use of ganja and charas seems to be very limited.


714. The excise of the drugs was introduced in 1893. There is no restriction
on cultivation, but the cultivators may only sell
their produce to the State contractors. Contracts
for wholesale vend are sold by auction at the tahsils, and the contractors obtain
licenses for their retail vendors, and are permitted to sell by retail themselves.
The shops for retail vend are not auctioned. The contractor fixes the prices for
retail sale, subject to a minimum fixed by the State officials. A customs duty on
imports is levied at the rate of Rs. 20 per maund for ganja and charas and Rs. 5
per maund for bhang. Under an agreement with the British Government, the
export of intoxicating drugs from the State into British territory is prohibited.
(Bikanir Salt Agreement, Aitchison, No. CXXVIII, Article 5). The observ-
ance of this provision will render any further action in regard to this State
in the interests of the British excise administration unnecessary at present.


715. There is no restriction on cultivation, but bhang only is produced on well
lands and on the borders of fields. Ganja is unknown;
a little charas and bhang is imported. The mono-
poly of the import and sale of the drugs is granted to a contractor, together with
that of poppy and opium, for a fixed sum. There is no duty on import, but an
octroi duty of 10 annas per maund is levied on bhang. The contractor is at
liberty to make his own arrangements regarding sale of the drugs. The number of
retail shops in 1893 was 44. No limit has been fixed for retail sale or possession.
Alwar adjoins the Delhi Division of the Punjab.


716. The hemp drugs are said not to be produced in Bhartpur. A customs
duty on imports is levied at the rate of Rs. 10 per
maund on charas and Rs. 5 per maund on bhang.
There is no further restriction apparently. The drugs are imported. There is
apparently no cultivation now, though some formerly existed. Bhartpur adjoins
the North-Western Provinces. The conditions existing in this State are not likely

to affect British excise administration.