In order to fight the drug menace on the ground J&K administration has decided to create more Rehabilitation Centers to save those boys and girls who are the victims of drug abuse.
In this direction recently LG Manoj Sinha directed the Social Welfare Department to make drug de-addiction centre for girls and Juvenile centres functional at the earliest. He also passed a direction to set up more Integrated Rehabilitation Centers and ensure their effectiveness.
J&K has been ranked second in the country for the outstanding performance in the anti-drug campaign and was honored by the Hon’ble Home Minister. The ranking and award is a tribute to each and every stakeholder who is dedicatedly working to make J&K drug-free.
In the last two years, we have been running a Jan Andolan to make the drug free campaign successful in 10 majorly affected districts of Jammu and Kashmir, and I believe, our ranking is also the result of this spirit of public participation. However, much more is required to be done in this direction to eradicate the drug menace from the society.
Police and Anti-Narcotics Task Force have been campaigning against drug trafficking by adopting a zero tolerance policy and have to strengthen our resolve to destroy the entire network of drug dealers and drug traffickers. The seizures of large quantity of drugs in the last few months indicate that our strategy is proving effective.