Kulgam: The Deputy Commissioner (DC), Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat on Friday convened a meeting of the District Level Committee of Narcotics Coordination (NCORD), wherein it was informed that a w.e.f 1 January, 2022 to 19-12- 2022, 92 cases were registered under NDPS whereas 56 challans were produced before court of law.
At the outset, the DC discussed various issues related to menace of drug addiction, areas of concern, age group of addicts, hot spots of drug peddling, abuse, besides, cultivation of illicit poppy and cannabis in the district.
He emphasised on conducting awareness camps in colleges on mass scale to sensitize youth about hazards and ill effects of consuming drugs.
He also instructed to impart training to youth clubs and involve religious heads, civil societies, PRIs in sensitization programmes and to keep the youngsters away from the use of drugs.
The DC asked officers of all line departments to make coordinated efforts to contain the drug peddling and break the supply chain besides taking stringent action against the persons involved in this dangerous trade.
He said that to combat this rising societal problem, multi-pronged rehabilitation, counseling and guidance policy is being implemented on ground to monitor drug abuse and take remedial measures to curb the menace.
Further, the DC directed all the concerned to start a massive awareness campaign to intimate people to avoid cultivation of poppy.
The meeting was attended by ADC, CMO, TSWO, CEO, LDM, Tehsildars, Assistant Drug Controller, College Principals, DySP HQ, DFO, Officer and other officers from police and civil administration.