Aizawl: A complete of 1,804 individuals have been arrested and 1,959 instances registered in reference to medicine and alcohol beneath the Narcotic Medication & Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, the Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition) Act, 2019, and the Mizoram Excise Act, 1973 in the course of the present fiscal, Mizoram Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati mentioned on Wednesday.
Addressing a low-key Republic Day celebration at Lammual right here, the Governor mentioned the state authorities was a lot involved concerning the menace of drug trafficking and drug abuse, and has been making large efforts to regulate it.
“A complete of 1,804 individuals have been arrested and 1,959 instances registered in reference to medicine, alcohol and narcotics in the course of the 2021-2022 fiscal (as much as 30.11.2021), whereas Rs 71.12 lakh income has been collected by the excise and narcotics division throughout the identical interval,” the Governor mentioned as he unfurled the Tricolour.
He mentioned the state police has been tirelessly combating arms smuggling, illicit medicine and narcotic substances, and seized medicine and narcotics price Rs 51.56 crore in 2021.
Amongst others, the state police additionally seized 39 arms and 4,307 ammunition throughout the identical yr, he mentioned.
In keeping with the Governor, the development of a variety of barracks has been undertaken alongside the state border with Assam beneath the federal government flagship programme Socio-Financial Growth Coverage (SEDP) at the price of Rs 82.66 lakh since final yr.
The Governor mentioned the dreaded African Swine Fever (ASF), which was first reported in south Mizoram’s Lunglei district in March final yr, has to date claimed 29,821 pigs, affecting at the least 9,461 households throughout all 11 districts.
He mentioned that 10,381 pigs have been culled and a petition for compensation amounting to Rs 11.69 crore has been submitted to the Centre for the culled pigs. The outbreak is kind of contained, he assured.
He mentioned that the resilient efforts of the state authorities supplemented by the tireless service rendered by the church buildings, NGOs, civil society and all frontline staff have collectively aided in mitigating the affect of COVID-19.
Republic day was celebrated in all components of the state besides in Champhai, the place the deputy commissioner and some officers held a flag hoisting programme as a consequence of a strike referred to as by NGOs to protest the switch of the deputy commissioner.
The NGOs has already threatened to boycott the Republic Day operate if the federal government did not withdraw the switch order of Deputy Commissioner Maria CT Zuali.
Earlier on January 13, the state authorities had issued an order transferring Maria, who took a stern measure on illicit commerce of areca nuts from Myanmar, from Champhai to be posted as extra secretary in meals, civil provides and client affairs division in Aizawl.
Her switch ordered has angered the general public, who have been adamant to proceed with their agitation until the switch order is revoked.
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