Poppy cultivation destroyed in south Kashmir

Poppy cultivation destroyed in south Kashmir

Aman Malik

Anantnag, Apr 24: Poppy cultivation spread over 25 kanals of land was destroyed Tuesday.
Dy-Excise Commissioner (Executive) Kashmir Akramullah Tak said that in its ongoing drive against poppy cultivation, the Excise Department has, so far, destroyed poppy on 25 kanals of land in south Kashmir.
He said a team, headed by Saleem Akbar Excise & Taxation Officer, South Kashmir Excise Range, destroyed poppy on 25 kanals of land in the village Melhora Thisal Zainpora in Shopian south Kashmir Tuesday.
He said the anti-poppy drive will continue till this menace is rooted out from the valley.The meeting was attended by SDM Sumbal, ACR, Principals of Government colleges and Higher Secondary Schools, ACD, Programme officer ICDS, DFO and other concerned.
The meeting discussed threadbare various key issues pertaining to the facilities put in place for smooth conduct of examination.
It was given out that 4258 candidates are appearing in the examination for which an adequate number of officials including Supervisory Staff and magistrates, monitoring and flying squads have been engaged for the purpose at 16 examination centres established in the district.
The DDC while addressing the meeting called for a close coordination between the officers and officials. He also directed for maintenance of proper arrangements for seating, lighting, and water supply at all the centres. He also directed the designated magistrates and supervisors to adhere to the rules and regulations of the examination for its fair conduct.
Meanwhile, it was informed that the examinees, as well as the invigilators, will not be allowed to use any kind of mobile phone or electronic device in the examination hall.