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Now drug addicts will be treated in Jammu’s de-addiction center

Last Updated on February 12, 2022 at 8:01 pm

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today laid the foundation stone for Drug De-addiction Centre at Jammu.

The Lt Governor said, the Drug De-addiction centre will act as an integrated centre where addicts will be treated, counseled, enabled to learn new productive skills, and rehabilitated with utmost care and affection.

We are witnessing worrisome trend of substance abuse. Our aim is to wean away youngsters from addiction and bring them into the mainstream of the society, observed the Lt Governor.

J&K Government has intensified its efforts to fight narco-terrorism unleashed by neighbouring country, said the Lt Governor.

We have identified some high-risk districts which are being provided special attention to enhance community participation, public cooperation, and youth-led awareness campaign to counter the menace of drug abuse, the Lt Governor further added.

The Lt Governor lauded the security forces, J&K Police, Anti-Narcotics Task Force, Government departments and volunteers for working with commitment and determination to eliminate drug addiction from society.

I urge the stakeholders, youth, educational institutions and NGOs to work as a team. We should be able to transform the drug de-addiction efforts of various stakeholders into a Jan-Andolan, the Lt Governor said.

The Lt Governor suggested the involvement of youth clubs and women in campaigns to supplement the efforts against drug abuse.

Dilbag Singh, DGP J&K, while speaking on the occasion, said that the Drug De-addiction centre will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 4.27 cr under Jammu Smart City through J&K Police, which will play a greater role in rehabilitation of drug addicts in the region.

Every year, more than 6000 addicts are being treated in police Drug De-addiction centres, he added.

It was informed that the establishment of this centre has received funding under Smart City and CSR from Airport Authority of India.