Crescent Kashmir

Drug Menace

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J&K administration has given priority in its plans to eradicate Drug Menace from every district.

Recently Deputy Commissioner (DC who is also the chairman of District Level Committee (DLC) under Narco Coordination Centre (NCORD), Shopian today chaired the NCORD Committee meeting with the concerned members at Mini-Secretariat.

During the meeting, threadbare discussion was held on various issues related to incidence of drug addiction, areas of concern and hotspots of drug use besides cultivation of illicit poppy and bung in the district.

He sought details from the concerned departments about the measures taken to control the drug menace and cultivation of illicit poppy and cannabis in the district.

He stressed on intensified crack downs on the drug peddlers along with rigorous awareness/ sensitization camps and inspection drives in a coordinated manner between the concerned departments such as Police, Medical, Education and Social Welfare, etc.

He impressed upon the stakeholder departments to work with synergy to combat drug abuse in the district by playing an active role in anti-drug measures.

He directed the concerned officers to plan a sensitization programme about drug addiction with participation of all the concerned stakeholders, including school principals, students, civil society members and others.

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