Govt releases over Rs 15 lakh to Mawlai Town Dorbar to tackle drug issue

Shillong, May 20: The state government hasĀ  released Rs 15.65 lakh as second installment funding to the Mawlai Town Dorbar to help drug addicts.

Earlier, Rs 6 lakh was released to the Dorbar which is the first traditional institution ito initiate an anti-drug campaign to help rehabilitate drug addicts from in and around the locality.


Speaking to reporters after a meeting with the Dorbar on Monday, Social Welfare Minister Paul Lyngdoh said the Dorbar accommodated around 30 drug addicts, offered them counselling as well as livelihood programmes. The residents, who were offered sh




elter by the town dorbar with the support from the government of Meghalaya have also received counselling as to how to deal with the various affliction post their drug addiction phase.

There are over 2.5 lakh drug users in the state.

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