1,100 sport nurseries to come up in Haryana to keep youth away from drugs: CM

Published on Jun 27, 2022 05:35 AM IST
The chief minister said that the bureau has prepared a state action plan with the cooperation and participation of all departments to root out drug and its trade from the society and to implement a concerted and collective effort
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday launched state narcotics control bureau’s ‘Mission Drug Free Haryana’ on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illegal Trafficking. (HT Photo)
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday launched state narcotics control bureau’s ‘Mission Drug Free Haryana’ on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illegal Trafficking. (HT Photo)
By, Karnal

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday launched state narcotics control bureau’s ‘Mission Drug Free Haryana’ on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illegal Trafficking.

Khattar said that under this mission, the government in collaboration with NGOs and civilians will ensure that the Haryana is made drug-free.

The chief minister said that the bureau has prepared a state action plan with the cooperation and participation of all departments to root out drug and its trade from the society and to implement a concerted and collective effort.

He said that to keep youths away from drugs, 1,100 sport nurseries will be set up in the state and Haryana will soon emerge as a sports hub of the country with 1,000 coaches and yoga teachers.

The CM said that ‘Dhakad’ programme has been launched in schools, colleges and universities under which a group of five children per class will identify the drug addicts and efforts would be made for their rehabilitation.

He said that 6,538 teams at village level, 1,710 teams of ward mission, 532 cluster teams, 72 subdivision teams, 22 district-level teams and 25,000 teams of chemists will work under the action plan. Khattar also administered an oath to the police officers and employees present in the auditorium not to indulge in drug consumption.

Haryana health and home minister Anil Vij in his virtual address said at least 10 districts of the state were in the grip of drugs. He said that they all have to work together to end the drug addiction.

Haryana mission team president of action plan and state chief secretary Sanjeev Kaushal said that about 18 departments like health, medical education, home, excise and taxation and social justice and empowerment are associated with the plan. He said that two apps ‘Prayas’ and ‘Saathi’ have been developed, which will work to curb the usage of banned drugs and a subject of training has also been added.

Haryana DGP PK Agarwal said according to a survey, 272 districts of the country and 10 districts of Haryana have been reported to be affected by drugs, which includes Karnal. He expressed hope that with this effort of the bureau, the state will be able to become drug-free.

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