ITANAGAR, July 31 - Arunachal Pradesh Tax & Excise and Tourism Minister Jarkar Gamlin today advocated initiating a holistic approach by all stakeholders to contain the menace of drug addictions among the youths in various districts of the state.
In a meeting with West Siang district administration, police and NGOs, the minister said that drug and alcoholism among the young generations is quite detrimental for existence of a peaceful society and people should come out united against such vices, an official release said.
�Most of the officers are local from the district and they need to play proactive role to contain the growing menace of drug among young generation through awareness campaign,� he said.
�Reckless plying of vehicles by young boys after 9 pm unless urgently necessitated should be strictly regulated by the police. Schemes for alternative avenues and recreational centres can be funded but land scarcity is a problem for the government,� he added.
Presiding over the function, West Siang deputy commissioner Swetika Sachan disclosed that strong strategic plans were being drawn to check the flow and use of narcotic substances in the district. � PTI