Drug Abuse Current Affairs - 2020

Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan Operational in 272 Districts

The minister of state for Social justice and Empowerment Shri Ratan Lal Kataria said In Lok Sabha on September 20, 2020 that the Ministry has launched Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan in more than 272 districts so far. He also said that the National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction has been formulated and is being Read More…

26th June: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

In order to make societies across the world free of drug abuse, on 7th December 1987, by adopting resolution 42/112, the United Nations General Assembly declared 26th June to be observed as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The Theme for 2020 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: Better Knowledge Read More…

SC on anti-narcotics law: Quantity will determine punishment not Purity

On April 23, 2020, the Supreme Court of India pronounced that it is the quantity of the banned drug mixture that will decide the punishment of the offender and not the purity. The clarification was given by the apex court under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. Highlights In order to determine whether the Read More…

Global Drug Survey 2019: First Time Polled Indian Respondents

The Global Drugs Survey, a survey of recreational drug-use for the first time polled respondents from India. It found that more than any other nationalities, Indians are seeking help to reduce their alcohol intake which reflects awareness of abuse. GDS 2019 is the 8th annual report published by the organisation. About Global Drug Survey (GDS) Read More…

National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (2018-2023)

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has drafted National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (2018-2023) for addressing the problem of drug and substance abuse in the country, dumping a long-pending draft policy on the matter. Components of the Action Plan The components of the National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (2018-2023) are: The Read More…