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The Anti-Narcotics Task Force (ANTF) is going to take active steps to stop the cultivation of drug plants.

The ANTF has further been asked to formulate an action plan to prevent such cultivation in the next season. The ANTF will also undertake extensive awareness generation drives to inform the public about the associated risks and issues and accordingly plan a calendar of activities.

The Task Force will institutionalize the mechanism for promoting wide ranged reporting on illegal cultivation, transportation, trade and consumption of drugs and their synthetic derivatives; through NGOs, PRIs and Volunteers.

It can be said that major improvements in health can only be addressed by broad-based impacts that benefit both high-risk groups and the general public. In this regard, Jammu and Kashmir has taken a lead by addressing this serious societal issue on a large scale.

In the words of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, his administration is fully committed to strengthen the action framework and take a firm stance against drug abuse, besides providing practical solutions like evidence-based prevention, treatment and care to emerge as a winner in achieving the goal of a drug-free society.

In his message on International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking, LG called upon the people from all walks of life to supplement the government’s efforts towards its fight against the menace of drug abuse.

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