8th NCORD meeting Held at Baramulla
BARAMULLA, JUNE,0 6:
The 8th meeting of the District Level Committee of Narcotics Coordination (NCORD) was today held at Dak Bungalow Baramulla here under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar.
Discussing action taken to curb the drug abuse and narcotic trade in the district by implementing decisions and directions passed in previous meetings, the DC asked officers of all line departments to make coordinated efforts to contain the drug peddling and break the supply chain besides taking stringent action against the persons involved in this dangerous trade.
Further, Dr Sehrish called for zero tolerance against perpetrators of drug abuse in the district.
On the occasion, the DC discussed various issues related to menace of drug addiction, areas of concern, age group of addicts, hot spots of drug peddling, abuse, besides, cultivation of illicit poppy and cannabis in the district. She said that collective efforts are needed to curb the drug menace and all stakeholders shall have to work in tandem to enhance the rehabilitation of persons involved in drug abuse.
She also exhorted upon the ACD and SDMs to ensure the involvement and engagement of youth clubs in various activities meant to help in eradication of the drug menace.
Dr Sehrish emphasised on conducting awareness camps in schools and colleges on mass scale to sensitize the youth about hazards and ill effects of consuming drugs.
Moreover, the DC directed concerned functionaries of Education and Health Department to get CCTV cameras installed at Schools, Colleges and all medical shops, clinical establishments and chemist/ druggist shops respectively which lie within the limits of schools, colleges and hospitals so that overall surveillance with regard to the containment of drug sales is enforced.