ITANAGAR, March 11 - Tirap district administration in Arunachal Pradesh, in association with police, Assam Rifles and an NGO, has destroyed 36 acres of poppy plantations in seven villages, an official report said here.
Deputy Commissioner PN Thungon has informed that the drive would be carried out till March 12 and sought cooperation of the public of the seven villages in the matter, it said.
Thungon has also assured people that the State Government will find them an alternate source of income.
District Horticulture Officer (DHO) Henrik Basar, who was part of the team that carried out the raid on Friday, urged people to grow ginger, chilly and cardamom in place of poppy.
The Deputy Commissioner thanked Nocte Women�s Society, a local NGO, for supporting the drive. Thungon also appealed to the religious leaders, gaon burhas and panchayat leaders of Lazu area to come forward and join the drive, it added. � PTI