NCORD meeting: DC Sgr for deterrent measures to combat emerging challenges

SRINAGAR: In order to combat the drug menace and its challenges in the District, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Dr Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat on Tuesday chaired a District Level Committee meeting of NCORD at DC Office Complex, Srinagar.
The meeting deliberated over the prevention of Drug Abuse and Narcotics trade and the implementation measures to eliminate the menace from the district.
Addressing the meeting, DC emphasized on consistent efforts at multiple levels of administration and enforcement agencies to control the drug abuse.
He stressed on involvement of civil society, religious leaders, imams and teachers to overcome the challenges of drug addiction.
While reiterating role of enforcement agencies, he exhorted that the evil should be nipped at bud by identification of hot spots and nexus of drug peddlers.
He called for strong vigil on the smuggling of Narcotic drugs through courier service.
While underlining the need for rehabilitation of victims of drug abuse, he instructed for providing the skilling power to them.
Moreover, DC directed for widespread awareness among the masses and youth by engaging experts, psychologists and Police.
Regarding the installation of CCTVs at medical stores, DC directed Dy Drug Controller Srinagar to ensure hundred percent installations by July 15.
Meanwhile, the DC was informed that during the current year poppy cultivation was reported only on ten marlas in district Srinagar which was subsequently destroyed by the officials of Excise and Taxation department.
The meeting was attended by ADC Syed Ahmad Kataria, ADC Khalid Hussain Malik, District Officers from Health, Education, Social Welfare, Agriculture, Drug Control, Excise & Taxation, ICDS, Police besides Incharge Drug De-addiction centre SMHS, President Private Schools Association Kashmir.


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