The liquor Ban in Bihar is in force since April 2020, but still, the number of liquor consumers is about 10 lakh in the state. Among these 55 thousand are women.
This has been revealed by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in a nationwide survey-based mostly on the enlargement and paradigm of substance use in India.
This survey report ready by the Nationwide Drug Dependence Therapy Heart of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi has additionally revealed that about 11 lakh persons are utilizing hashish within the state. At the same time, 13 lakh people are hooked on inhalants for intoxication.
The Minister for Social Welfare, Madan Sahani has said that the crime of human trafficking and theft, etc., has increased due to drug addiction.
State Social Welfare Minister Madan Sahni admitted that the risk of drug abuse is increasing in the country and Bihar is no exception. In view of the problem, the Ministry of Social Welfare has prepared a national action plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR).
He said the government of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is serious about diagnosing the problem that’s why the Nasha Mukt Abhiyan campaign has also been launched in Bihar.
Bicycle Girl Jyoti becomes ambassador of the campaign
The minister mentioned that to forestall individuals from utilizing any sort of drug and to create consciousness amongst them, we’ve additionally appointed Darbhanga cycle woman Jyoti Kumari as an ambassador of this marketing campaign within the state.
Alternatively, Social Welfare Division Social Safety Director Dayanidhan Pandey mentioned that the motion plan to curb drug abuse is targeted on decreasing drug demand. And this may be finished with the assistance of assorted authorities and non-governmental companies and organizations reminiscent of technical boards, NGOs, trusts, hospitals and police.
He mentioned that offer and demand have an effect on the demand for medicine. The provision of medicine could be strictly managed by the police and the Narcotics Division however varied social authorities and non-governmental teams and consultants can play a giant function in curbing the demand for medicine.
The Director of Social Safety mentioned that this report on drug abuse within the state and the nation was launched in 2019. This report states that alcohol is the most typical substance utilized by our countrymen. Round 16 crore individuals within the nation eat alcohol, whereas 31 million individuals use hashish. He mentioned that the variety of alcohol and different drug customers within the state may be very excessive. Stated that there’s a have to work onerous to forestall drug abuse within the state.