Naidu urges states to set up special cells to combat the menace of drug abuse

NEW DELHI: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday urged states to set up special cells and appoint “sincere and dynamic” officers to combat trafficking of drugs and its abuse in the country.

Stressing on the need to launch special campaigns targeted at vulnerable groups like school and college students to make them aware of the deleterious effects of drugs he sought increased community participation and public cooperation in reduction of demand for narcotics.

The Vice President was speaking at an event organised by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on the occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. (AGENCIES)