Government extends anti-narcotics scheme for 3 more years

The government has extended the anti-narcotics scheme for 3 more years to combat illicit trafficking in drugs and psychotropic substance. 

The purpose of the scheme is to assist states and Union Territories, which are contributing in controlling the inter-state and cross-border drug trafficking.

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Canara Bank PO 2018 Exam-
  • The scheme was first launched on 24th October 2004 for a period of five years and later extended twice in subsequent years. 
  • According to the latest assessments, there are approximately 40 lakh drug addicts in the country.
Source- The Economic Times