Senapati, June 19 2022: Tumuyon Khullen Village Authority Council has come out strongly against the plantation of poppy under its jurisdiction.
In a release, Tumuyon Khullen Village Authority informed that restriction on poppy cultivation has been enforced in lands under its jurisdiction for the last three years.
“However, some people have been cultivating poppies without paying heed to numerous warnings and requests”, it added.
It also mentioned that a large-scale destruction drive was also carried out last year.
The village authority appealed to all concerned to stop cultivating poppy and choose alternate crops for cultivation.
Stating that it would continue to enforce the restriction on poppy cultivation, the village authority warned of stringent actions against violators.
The Tumuyon Khullen Village Authority also informed that a letter of support for the “War on Drugs 2.0” mission was also submitted to Chief Minister N Biren Singh through Deputy Commissioner Kangpokpi on March 29 .