Tirap district administration in Arunachal Pradesh in association with police, Assam Rifles of Lazu unit and Nocte Women Society today destroyed 36 acres of Poppy cultivation at Longliang, Raho, Sinnu, Lazu, Noglo, Lower Chinhan, Upper Chinhan and Horu Chinhan.
While leading the opium kani destruction drive, DC PN Thungon informed the public of Lazu area that the drive will be carried out till March 12 for which civil society of the area will have to cooperate.
The Tirap DC assured to initiate for replacing the existing opium poppy cultivation in the district with the state government.
He also appealed NGOs, religious leaders, Chiefs, GBs and PRIs of Lazu area to come forward and join in the opium destruction drive.
DHO Henrik Basar, interacting with farmers involved in poppy cultivation, advocated for adopting alternative cultivation with the help of Horticulture department like large ginger, large hilly and large cardamom.