Ubharda Bathinda is a great example of a policecommunity initiative that can effectively increase drug awareness. Photo Source.
The Joshi Foundation, an NGO spearheading a consistent campaign against drug abuse in Punjab, has released an awareness folder to educate the masses about the early signs of drug addiction.
4) Yet when Punjab held state elections this year, the candidates rarely spoke about drug abuse. In fact, Indias Election Commission said that some political workers were actually giving away drugs to try to buy votes.
Punjab has been suffering from a major problem of Drug Abuse with about 73 of its youth engulfed in drug intake. We take a look at 4) Yet when Punjab held state elections this year, the candidates rarely spoke about drug abuse. In fact, Indias Election Commission said that some political workers were actually giving away drugs to try to buy votes. And bhukki is only one of the many drug menaces in Punjab as the state faces a difficult drug crisis.
This crisis was recently isolated during the sixth annual conference on drug abuse in Punjab. The facts revealed during the conference are disturbing and remarkable: Around 14, 000 people in Punjab are drug addicts.
26 of the addicts are HIV Positive. Punjab's proximity to Afghanistan and Pakistan, with which it shares a border, has meant that it's a major transit route in the lucrative drug smuggling trade.
That's one reason why heroin is so readily available. Drug Abuse Statistics for Punjab. The extent of drug addiction in Punjab is alarming. Near border areas the rate of heroin abuse among 15 to 25 year olds is as high as 75 the percentage is 73 in other rural areas throughout the region. A Department of Social Security Development of Women and Children suggested that as many as 67 of 5 ) Punjabs reluctance to handle the drug state of affairs as a matured crisis is partially because the province authorities itself is dependent on gross from intoxicant gross revenues.
Approximately 8. 000 authorities spirits shops operate in Punjab. bear downing a revenue enhancement on every bottle an excise that represents one of Apr 19, 2012 For the Punjab government, the problem is hardly unknown. Private drug treatment centers, some run by quacks, have proliferated across the state, and treatment wards in government hospitals have seen a surge in patients. Three years ago, a state health official warned in a court affidavit that Punjab risked losing a whole generation