Amarinder demands national policy to curb drug menace

Amarinder demands national policy to curb drug menace

Agency News

Chandigarh, June 2: Reiterating his demand for a national drugs policy to check the drug menace, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to advise the Ministries of Home, Social Justice & Empowerment and Health & Family Welfare to address this important issue with a little more seriousness than it has received so far.

In his letter, the Chief Minister has sought the personal intervention of the PM for the formulation of a national policy on Enforcement, De-addiction and Prevention, of drug abuse in the country, so as to enable all States to follow similar, if not the same, approach and strategy to curb this menace, which has substantially hampered the health of the people, particularly the youth.

Amarinder has expressed his state's willingness to associate with the concerned officers of the Government of India not only to evolve the policy but also to put in place an effective mechanism for its implementation in the larger national interest. (UNI)