In its continuous effort to curb the menace of drug abuse in the State, the Mizoram Government destroyed different types of drugs worth Rs 91 lakh on Saturday.
The contraband substances were destroyed under the supervision of Mizoram Social Welfare Minister, P C Lalthanliana at the Central Committee office of the Young Mizo Association (YMA) at Tuikhuahtlang in Aizawl.
The destroyed drugs were seized by 6th batch of Supply Reduction Service (SRS), the anti-drug squad constituted by the Central Committee of YMA or Central YMA.
While addressing the gathering, Lalthanliana lauded the efforts of YMA towards curbing drugs menace in the State.
He also called for the concerted efforts to combat the growing menace of drug abuse in Mizoram.
The Minister further informed that the State Government has framed ‘The Mizoram Drugs Control and Substance Abuse Act’ to curb the growing menace of substance abuse.
The State Government has been taking massive efforts to spread awareness among school children and college students about reduction in supply of drugs, he further stressed.
Speaking on the occasion, Central YMA president, Vanlalruata expressed his displeasure over the growing rate of substance abuse in Mizoram.
He said that a large number of youth are affected by various banned drugs.
The YMA leader also urged the government, civil society organizations and churches to come forward for a combined effort to curb the growing menace of drug abuse in Mizoram.