The District Level Committee Meeting under the Narcotics Coordinating Center (NCORD) was held here today to discuss various measures to combat drug abuse and the narcotics trade in the district . The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Additional Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Farooq Ahmad Baba.

During the meeting, a fierce discussion took place on various issues related to incidence of drug addiction, age group of addicts, areas of concern, hotspots of drug abuse and illicit culture poppy and cannabis in the district.

The meeting also discussed actions taken on the guidelines issued at the previous NCORD meeting. CDA has requested details from relevant departments on steps taken to control the threat of drugs and the illicit cultivation of poppy and cannabis in the district.

CDA urged monitoring of illicit cultivation of poppy or cannabis as no cultivation of these will be permitted in the district. In reviewing awareness campaigns, ADC directed relevant departments to launch massive awareness camps in schools, colleges, and other public places involving PRIs, students, and residents.

The Department of Education has been tasked with promoting awareness of drug abuse in all educational institutions and its harmful effects on society. The police department was instructed to maintain strict vigilance against drug proliferation and consumption and to intensify awareness against these addictive substances involving relevant stakeholders from the civil administration.

The meeting was attended by ASP, Feroz Yehya, SDM Kangan, CPO, Director of Education, Chief Medical Officer, Director of Agriculture, District Social Welfare Officer, Tehsildar Ganderbal and d other relevant officials.


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