Bhang cultivation on 400 kanals of land destroyed in Shopian

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SHOPIAN, SEPTEMBER 11: Excise Commissioner J&K, Talat Parvez Rohella along with Deputy Commissioner Excise (Executive) Kashmir Mohammad Farooq Dar, SDM Zainapora, SDPO
Zainapora, Tehsildar Zainapora,SHO Zainapora and officials of Excise department today destroyed bhang cultivation on 400 kanals of land in village Melhura Tehsil
Zainapora in a drive against illegal narcotics cultivation.
On the occasion, Talat asked the Revenue authorities to help in the identification of bhang cultivators so that effective measures to stop its production are taken and
persons involved are booked under appropriate provisions of law.
He also said that these activities are detrimental to the entire society, particularly to the young generation. He stressed on creating more awareness so that the drug
menace is eradicated completely from the society.
The team has been entrusted with the job to conduct random monitoring and mapping for the eradication of wild bhang grown along roadsides and riverbanks. The team will
also conduct destruction of bhang and bung crop in its infancy stage.
It was also given out that the stern necessary action as per the law would be initiated against the offenders who grow, harvest, store, transport buy/sell or deal with
such illegal activities.