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Impact of drugs and liquor consumption on society, economy discussed

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

DIGBOI, February 3: Tinsukia district administration organized an awareness-cum-interaction session on ‘Socio-economic consequences of consumption of drugs and liquor’ at Bazaloni Tea Estate recently as a part of various activities planned at Langkashi Gaon Panchayat proposed to be executed under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yoja.

The session was arranged in a response to concerns raised about the sale of illicit liquor and drugs during several interactive sessions with residents of villages held under Langkashi Gaon Panchayat in Tinsukia district for preparation of participatory village development plan. The programme was organized in a convergent manner with departments concerned like Excise, Police, Social Welfare and State Rural Livelihood Mission which was attended by Jagat Gogoi, the Deputy SP, Renumoni Devi, DSWO, Sunil Sinha, Superintendent of Excise and Samir Chaudhary, DPM,NRLM .

The session was carried out in an effective manner with Purobi Gogoi, ACS SDO (Civil)), in the chair while Sarang Thakare and Dr Pavan Bansod, Prime Minister’s Rural Development representatives played an instrumental role in making this session a success. In the interaction, the locals did not hesitate to shed their grievances directly with district officials, subsequently suggesting multiple ways and means to curb the sale of illicit liquor and combat the mece of drugs consumption.

Meanwhile, the officials representing various departments also suggested various means to combat the social evils, beside discussing different ways to strengthen women to deal with this mece locally, if needed till the law takes its course. As such to realize the end, a unimous decision was reached to form a core committee comprising identified SHG leaders which will collaborate with police and Excise departments.

The Sansad Adarsh Gram Yoja was launched by Prime Minister rendra Modi on October 11, 2014 on the occasion of Lok yak Jai Prakash rayan’s birth anniversary at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The goal of the scheme is to develop three Adarsh Grams by March 2019, of which one will be achieved by 2016. Thereafter, five such Adarsh Grams (one per year) will be selected and developed by 2024. The scheme envisages integrated development of the selected village across multiple areas such as agriculture, health, education, sanitation, environment and livelihood.

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