M., and comprises the districts of Benares, Mirzapur, Jaunpur, Ghazipur and Ballia.
By Ghazipur district and the river Ganges; on the S.
By the districts of Jaunpur and Ghazipur; and on the W.
The opium, known as " provision opium," is manufactured in government factories at Patna and Ghazipur, and sold by auction at Calcutta for export to China.
Opium is issued for local consumption in India from the government manufactories at Ghazipur and Patna in the Behar and Benares Agencies, and sold through private retailers at a monopoly price.
Travelling up to the northwest during the rainy season, he sank and died at Ghazipur, before he had been ten weeks in the country.
The division south of the Ganges comprises portions of Allahabad, Benares and Ghazipur, together with the whole of Mirzapur, and in general features somewhat resembles Bundelkhand, but the lowlands along the river bank are more fertile.