Kangra free of cannabis, opium plants – Ritesh Chauhan

Dharamshala: District magistrate Ritesh Chauhan has declared that one 18 lakh sq meter of land in Kangra valley had been cleared of cannabis and opium plants and the district was free of these plants.

The plants were uprooted under a statewide cannabis destroying drive that was launched by the government on 22, August 2016. “The district was free of cannabis and opium plants,” said Chauhan.   

Cannabis eradication in Nagrota Surian, Kangra education block
Cannabis eradication drive in Nagrota Surian education block of Kangra

The cannabis eradication drive that ended on 5th September was a collaborative effort by various state  agencies, which included  the panchayats, personnel of the forest, agriculture, horticulture, public works department and others.

Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI. In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism award. He reports on the Tibetan Government in Exile, politics, sports, tourism and other topics. He lives in Dharamshala.

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