J&K to use satellite, drone imagery to tackle drug menace

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The Jammu and Kashmir government is contemplating the use of satellite and drone imagery to survey the far-off areas of the state where poppy is being illegally cultivated.

“The State Level Apex Committee (SLAC) for the Prevention of Drugs Trafficking and its cultivation in the state today contemplated the use of satellite and drone imagery for the surveillance of areas where poppy is being grown,” an official spokesman said.