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Governor calls for action against drug menace

 From our correspondent 

Itanagar, Feb 9: Expressing deep concern over opium cultivation and drug addiction in Lohit and some other districts of the State, Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra has called for a multi-pronged action against the menace, including destruction of opium plants, action against people involved in drug trafficking, and provision of alternative livelihood.
The Governor said this during a public meeting at Tezu in Lohit district on Thursday, a Raj Bhawan communiqué said.
“Drug abuse is destroying the whole society. There must be social intensity and every member of the society must get involved in eradicating the drug menace,” Mishra added. He urged gaon burah, panchayat members and public leaders to cooperate with the district administration, the police and the Central Bureau of Narcotics to control and destroy opium cultivation.
“The Central Government is giving top priority to the development of the Northeast States through the Act East Policy,” he said, and added that a lot of projects and programmes are being implemented in the region.
He urged the people to ensure transparent implementation of welfare schemes, and advised the district’s heads of departments to involve the common people in the implementation of schemes.
Earlier, the Governor visited Indira Gandhi Government College and interacted with its faculty members and students. He also shared his deep concern about opium cultivation and drug addiction with the college.