GOVT LAUNCHES NASHA MUKT BHARAT ABHIYAAN IN 272 MOST AFFECTED DISTRICTS

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has formulated and is implementing a National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) for 2018-2025. The Plan aims at reduction of adverse consequences of drug abuse through a multi-pronged strategy. The activities under the NAPDDR include awareness generation programmes
in schools, colleges, Universities, workshop and provisioning of treatment facilities and capacity building of service providers. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Rattan Lal Kataria said that the Ministry has also initiated focused intervention programmes in vulnerable districts across the country with an aim to increase community participation and public cooperation in
the reduction of demand for dependence-producing substances. He said, the Ministry has also launched Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan in 272 most affected districts with focus on institutional support, community outreach and awareness generation.

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