Tuesday, 18 January 2022



LATEST NEWS Mission Youth initiative enables many Kishtwar youth to earn livelihood with dignity DC Rajouri flags off 4 Advance Life Saving Ambulances DC Kupwara for implementation of Covid norms DC Ganderbal visits Sonamarg, takes stock of availability of essential services and other facilities “Awaam Ki Awaaz” : Lt Governor enlists breakthrough steps and initiatives for economic growth and equitable development of J&K ECI Reschedules Punjab Assembly Polls To February 20, 2022, Informs CEO Punjab Bandaru Dattatraya flagged off two trucks containing 4000 hygiene kits prepared by the Indian Red Cross Society Two time MLA Luv Kumar Goldy joins Punjab Lok Congress State Government proposes outlay of Rs. 12638 crore for budget 2022-23 Governor asks experts to provide holistic solution to make Himachal a role model for landslide risk resilient state If given an opportunity, it will be an honour: Jasprit Bumrah on captaincy Sushil Pandey talks about his working experience in 'Human' Rahul Bansal goes bad, turns villain in cop drama 'Bhaukaal 2' Nearly 3 cr Covid vaccines administered in Delhi: Satyendar Jain How Akshita Mudgal wore a 28-kg lehenga for wedding sequence in 'Iss Mod Se Jaate Hain' I'd always love to be part of Marathi showbiz : Aditya Deshmukh Virat Kohli told us after Cape Town Test that he will be stepping down from captaincy: Jasprit Bumrah Equities continue gains, settle marginally up CHJU Submitted memorandum to Power Minister Ranjit Singh & Transport Minister Mool Chand Sharma regarding demands of the journalists No. 1 Ashleigh Barty begins quest for first Australian Open title with easy win Delhi govt aims to bring 2,000 electric buses in coming years: Arvind Kejriwal


Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta chairs maiden meeting of State Level Committee of Narco Coordination Centre

Directs eradication of the illicit cultivation, trade and consumption of drugs in J&K and timely interventions

Arun Kumar Mehta, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Kashmir, Jammu And Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir, Chief Secretary Kashmir

Web Admin

Web Admin

5 Dariya News

Jammu , 12 Nov 2021

The Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta today chaired the maiden meeting of the State Level Committee of Narco Coordination Centre and outlined broad project contours for tackling drug menace in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.Additional Chief Secretary, Health & Medical Education Department, Principal Secretary, Home Department, and Commissioner Secretary, Forest, Ecology & Environment Department, besides Special DG Crime, Excise Commissioner, Director, FSL, and officers from Narcotics Control Bureau, Anti Narcotics Tasks Force (ANTF), State Drug Controller and CID participated in the meeting.It was informed that Jammu and Kashmir lies in close vicinity to the golden crescent which produces 80% of the world opium and is considered as the prime source of illicit drug trade. As per a consumption survey, Jammu and Kashmir has 6 lakh people affected by drug related issues which is approximately 4.6% population of the Union territory of which 90% users are from 17-33 age group. The Chief Secretary underscored the need of compiling data on production of poppy and cannabis in Jammu and Kashmir as well as cross-border transportation to assess the presence of these drugs and their synthetic derivatives in J&K.For curbing the illicit cultivation of poppy, Dr. Mehta directed the Anti Narcotics Tasks Force in convergence with the Excise and Agriculture departments; to map the expected cultivation areas and take remedial actions for destruction of illegal crop, both on private and government lands. ANTF was further asked to formulate an action plan to prevent such cultivation in the next season.

Observing that drug menace in terms of usage and addiction has significantly gone up in Jammu and Kashmir during recent years, the Chief Secretary directed the concerned to enhance conviction rate in narco-related cases while simultaneously focusing on proper counselling and rehabilitation of drug affected youth.Further, the Chief Secretary stressed on formulation of a multi-faceted strategy to tackle the drug issue including proper training of enforcement agencies, enhancement of drug testing capacity, assessment of illicit production and trade, seizure and destruction, arrest and conviction of accused, and counselling and rehabilitation of victims; to completely eradicate drug problem from the Union territory.The Chief Secretary directed for a focussed approach for counselling and rehabilitation of victims of drug and substance abuse for which a broad policy has to be formulated for timely intervention of the Government. He observed that the menace has to be tackled at a mega-scale considering the prevalence of the problem in the UT.Dr. Mehta directed constitution of a sub-committee for drafting an action plan for achieving tangible, on-ground results within a stipulated time frame by involving both divisional, district administrations and other stakeholders.ANTF was also directed to undertake extensive awareness generation drives to inform the public on the associated risks and issues, and accordingly plan a calendar of activities. The Task Force was directed to 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.


Tags: Arun Kumar Mehta , Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta , Kashmir , Jammu And Kashmir , Jammu & Kashmir , Chief Secretary Kashmir



related news




Photo Gallery



Video Gallery



5 Dariya News RNI Code: PUNMUL/2011/49000
© 2011-2022 | 5 Dariya News | All Rights Reserved
Powered by: CDS PVT LTD