Q. With reference to Opium Poppy plant consider the following statements:
1.They contain alkaloids that are used for preparing medicines for humans and cattle.
2.Sandy soil is ideal for their cultivation.
3.Afghanistan is the largest cultivator of poppy plant.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C
Notes:

Statement 1: Opium Poppy contain alkaloids that are used for preparing medicines for humans and cattle. They are medicinal plants.

Statement 2: The statement is incorrect. They grow well in loamy soil.

Statement 3: Afghanistan is the largest cultivator of poppy plants in the world.

Source: The Indian Express