DC Kargil chairs district-level NCORD committee meeting

Deputy Commissioner/CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve today chaired the district-level committee meeting under the Narco Coordination Centre (NCORD) at DC Conference Hall, to discuss various measures to curb drug abuse and narcotic trade in the district.

The meeting was attended by SSP Kargil, Anayat Ali Choudhary, Chief Education Officer Kargil, Chief Medical Officer Kargil, District Forest Officer Kargil, Chief Agriculture Officer Kargil, District Social Welfare Officer Kargil, District Drugs Controller and Superintendent of NCB Jammu also joined the meeting virtually.

The meeting discussed various issues related to the incidence of drug addiction, areas of concern, hot spots of drug use and cultivation of illicit poppy, cannabis in the district. The meeting also discussed the action taken on directions issued in the previous meeting of NCORD.

DC Kargil stressed the need of awareness program in a holistic approach to target schools and young population and also by involving parents too. He sought details from the concerned departments about the measures taken to control the drug menace in the district.

The Police Department was instructed to keep strict vigil against drug proliferation, consumption and intensify awareness against such addictive substances involving concerned stakeholders from the civil administration.

The SSP Kargil reiterated to keep strict vigil on various drug abuse activities and mentioned various awareness programs conducted by the Narcotic Unit Kargil to curb the drug menace.

DC Kargil reiterated the need for sustained awareness campaigns against drug abuse and outreach programs and instructed all stakeholders to conduct more drives in schools, colleges, etc.

He also stressed the need of awareness among local taxi drivers and street vendors. DC Kargil impressed upon the officials to tap into all available resources to effectively attain the goal.

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