Busting drug trafficking a vital necessity: Mein

Our Correspondent

Itanagar, June 27: Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein has asserted that the corridor of drug trafficking from Changlang to Namsai, Lohit, Anjaw, Lower Dibang Valley and East Siang districts to western part of Arunachal Pradesh need to be busted.

Expressing deep concern that the drug menace has been posing a great threat to the peaceful environment and serenity of eastern Arunachal having potentials on several fronts, besides destroying the younger generation, the deputy chief minister called for waging a war against the menace.

“Drug addiction is harmful for the society and together we must wage a war against drugs to eradicate it from the society,” said Mein while attending a function at Namsai on Tuesday, an official report informed here today.

He said that eastern Arunachal from Longding to Dibang Valley Districts is a very prosperous region and the area has huge prospects in agriculture and horticulture. “The region has huge prospects of tourism development too as we have potential tourist circuits like Namsai-Parashuramkund-Tezu-Roing-Mayodia and is well connected by road now. Soon we will have railway and air connectivity too,” he added.

The deputy chief minister said that to make a good society, three of its pillars – government, teachers and community need to play their respective roles. “It is the role of the government to provide fund and create facilities & infrastructure, while the teachers have to impart moral teaching and mould the young minds in right direction and build good human beings and the community must contribute by active participation in desired fronts and cooperating with the government,” he said.

Mein said that one should not blame and leave the things with the government only but every section of society must join hands to wage war against drugs to eradicate it from the society.
He lauded the role of Community Based Organizations and Women Welfare Society of Namsai district for their efforts in eradicating the drug menace from the district. He said that the De-addiction Centre at Lathao would be converted into a Rehabilitation Centre and Board members from Guwahati would soon be visiting the Centre, the report added.