Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Sunday interacted with members of Apage Museum, a body of 143 NGOs to discuss how to fight the ménage of drugs in the state.

The NGOs located in different hill districts have joined hands and pledged to destroy the poppy cultivation in their local areas as a part of their war against drugs.

The chief minister said that members of these NGOs will be working as frontline workers in preventing poppy cultivation, which will provide a major impetus to the government’s war on drugs.

“In a major boost to our Government’s ‘War on Drugs’ campaign, Agape Museum, an apex body of 143 NGOs located in different hill districts of Manipur have pledged to work as frontline workers in the destruction of poppy plantations in their respective areas,” N Biren Singh tweeted.

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The Manipur government had recently awarded a cash prize of Rs 10 lakhs to the Peh (Paoyi) village in Ukhrul district for their war against drugs.

Villagers in this village voluntarily destroyed large areas of poppy cultivation.

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