KULGAM: To eradicate the menace of poppy/bhang cultivation in the district, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kulgam, Dr Bilal Mohi Ud Din Bhat today convened a meeting of Revenue, Excise & Taxation officers and Police department at mini- Secretariat here.
The DC directed the Tehsildars and other concerned to swung into action and destroy the poppy cultivation in their respective jurisdiction.
He instructed to start intensive and aggressive drives across the district to destroy poppy and Bhang and also lodge FIR against the poppy and bhang cultivators to curb this menace.
Meanwhile, at the outset of the meeting it was informed that so-far the authorities have destroyed bhang and poppy cultivation on more than 100 Kanals of land and besides FIRs were also lodged against the cultivators.
The meeting was attended by, ADC, ACR, DSP HQ, ETO-South, Tehsildars and officers from Horticulture and Agriculture departments.