Nasha Mukt Bharat: Annual Action Plan (2020-21)

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News: Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment has launched the Nasha Mukt Bharat: Annual Action Plan (2020-21).

Facts:

  • The Nasha Mukt Bharat Annual Action Plan for 2020-21 would focus on 272 most affected districts.
  • The plan aims to launch a three-pronged attack combining efforts of the Narcotics Control Bureau, Outreach/Awareness by Social Justice and Treatment through the Health Department.
  • The Action Plan has the following components: 
    • Awareness generation programmes
    • Focus on Higher Educational institutions
    • University Campuses and Schools
    • Community outreach and identification of dependent population; 
    • Focus on Treatment facilities in Hospital settings and 
    • Capacity Building Programmes for Service Providers.

Additional Facts:

  • National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction(NAPDDR), 2018-2025:
    • The plan was drafted by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
    • It aims to reduce the adverse consequences of drug abuse in India through a) education, b) de-addiction and c) rehabilitation of affected individuals and their families. 
    • A steering committee under the chairmanship of the secretary, Social Justice Ministry monitors the implementation of the Action Plan.
  • Narcotics Control Bureau: It is the nodal drug law enforcement and intelligence agency of India.It functions under the Ministry of Home Affairs.It was established in 1986 under the NDPS Act,1985.It is headquartered in New Delhi.
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