SRINAGAR, JUNE 30: Minister for Agriculture Production, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today said that the Government is committed to curb drug menace in the society.
The Minister said this while responding to a discussion on “drug menace” in the House.
He added that the Government has constituted Apex Committee that will check the drug menace in the State, besides, constituting Tehsil and District level committees.
Earlier, various MLCs discussed the issue threadbare.
Mr. Khursheed Alam said that the Government needs to monitor sale of psychotropic substances like glue, ink erasers, polish; thinners. He also asked for raising awareness in schools.
Dr. Bashir Ahmad Shah (Veeri) suggested that the Government should engage religious as well as civil society and NGOs to tackle drug menace.
Mr. Zaffar Iqbal Manhas calling drug menace a global issue also suggested for increasing the job employment opportunities.
Mr. Vikramaditya Singh asked for opening of private rehabilitation centres in State. He also demanded to check the drugs coming from other states.
Mr. Ramesh Arora demanded steps on war footing to be taken by the Government to address the issue.
Mr. Firdous Tak said that drug menace has destroyed the social set up. He added that drug menace is more threatening than road accidents. He suggested that besides, raising awareness among masses, a comprehensive policy should be made to address the issue.
Mr. Naresh Kumar Gutpa said that while bung cultivated needs to be checked and destroyed. He stressed on strengthening of Forensic Testing lab.
Mr. Jugal Kishore said that drug menace has engulfed Jammu more than Kashmir, and demanded constituting of House Committee to look into it.