Bhang cultivation on 7980 Kanals of land destroyed in Kashmir

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Aman Malik

Anantnag, Oct 15: Excise department in association with revenue and police department destroyed Bhang cultivation on 4100 kanals of land in South Kashmir,1580 kanals of land in central Kashmir,2300 kanal of land in north Kashmir.
Excise Commissioner Jammu and Kashmir, Talat Parvaiz Ruhela, Deputy Excise Commissioner Kashmir (Executive) Mohd Farooq Dar, , ETO Srinagar Range, ETO north Kashmir Range, ETO South Kashmir range Saleem Akbar and police were supervising the massive
Deputy Excise Commissioner Kashmir Mohd Farooq Dar said that people sow the cannabis in their apple orchards, maze fields and most of the area under its cultivation was cleared in the drive.
“Last month a drive to destroy bung was conducted in the same area and 1800 kanals of land were cleared,” he said.
An officer from excise department said that they will clear every single inch of land where cannabis has been cultivated.
“Both cultivated and wild cannabis are here and we are going to clear it all without giving up under any pressure from smugglers and cultivators,” he said.