Over 30,000 kgs of drugs seized from Delhi, Chennai, Guwahati and Kolkata were burned in the four locations across India on Saturday. Union Home Minister Amit Shah was also virtually present while the incineration took place.
Amit Shah was present at a conference in Chandigarh, and he watched the incineration of the seized drugs virtually from there itself.
Amit Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a scheme called “Azadi Amrit Mahotsav” in which an oath was taken to annihilate about 75,000 kg of drugs.
He further shared that he was happy that they had already incinerated 82,000 kg of drugs and they are soon to reach the 1 lakh kg mark by August 15.
Officials reveal that the Narcotics Control Bureau had began the drug disposal campaign from June 1 and above 51, 217 kg of narcotics have been disposed of by the bureau in 11 states as of July 29.
A big target towards drug free India will be achieved after the disposal of 30,468 kg of drugs , which shall add to the total quantity of around 81,686 kg .
19,320 kg of drugs were destroyed in Delhi, 1,309 kg in Chennai, 6,761 kg in Guwahati and 3,077 kg in Kolkata, on Saturday.
Shah revealed at the conference in Chandigarh that the central government has embraced a zero tolerance policy towards narcotics and results could be immediately seen. He believes that drug elimination is mandatory to achieve the aim of a healthy society and a prosperous nation. Besides a healthy society, drug eradication is also necessary to get rid of the dirty money which is produced from the drug trade conducted in our country, Shah shared.
The conference was organised by the NCB. PTI ACB SMN SMN