Morphine Consumption in India
Of course, the quantity reported here is inaccurate in itself, in several ways. For example, you will notice in the graph a couple of peaks. The peak in the year 2000 was simply because the Government of India had bought huge quantities and supplied it free to cancer centres around the country. Most of this was never used and was burnt. In 2004, 2005 and 2006, there were major gaps in production and supply in the Government Opium and Alkaloid Factory and that resulted in an unnatural hike in the subsequent year. Well, at least the data in the last few years seem to be representative of increasing morphine consumption in the country.
We wish the graph was steeper, though.