To address the issue of drug abuse among Indian youth, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment began implementing Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan in the 272 most susceptible districts in August 2020. The National Survey of Extent, Pattern and Trends of Substance Use conducted in 2004 and the Comprehensive National Survey on Extent and Pattern of Substance Use in India conducted in 2018 both show a change in the pattern of substance abuse, according to Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment A. Narayanaswamy.
According to A. Narayanaswamy, the participation of stakeholders including women, children, educational institutions, and civil society groups is given special consideration under the “Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan” programme.
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- Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India: Dr. Virendra Kumar
- Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment: A. Narayanaswamy