The chief minister mentioned that altogether 1,039 UGs cadres belonging to different outfits had laid down arms till date.
Till date, drug-related topics are not discussed in schools except conducting awareness programmes by some organisations or associations or asking them in essay type questions in class-X board or class-XII exams, Founder cum Principal of Loyalam Public School, Moirang Khunou, Laishram Joy said.
A report issued by 3.5 collective stated that in almost all the Hill Districts in Manipur, poppy is cultivated en masse with full knowledge and acquiesce of the authority concerned.
N Biren Singh also assured that the government would provide alternative livelihood to all those needy people who are part of the illegal drug business because of compelling life circumstances due to poverty.
The Manipur chief minister said that a total of 34 hill leaders have vowed that they will ban the cultivation of poppy plants in their respective village areas.
The chief minister flagged off a mass rally against drugs at Kangla Western Gate, Imphal on Sunday.
The Manipur Raya Sabha MP said that local club need to carry forward with responsibilities.
The meira paibi groups have been raising demands concerning the issue of drugs menace in Manipur.
Multi-disciplinary approach and concerted efforts needed to address drugs menace in Manipur, said Dr RK Lenin Singh.
An awareness cum sensitization programme on "Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse" specially designed for the police personnel was held in Thoubal on Tuesday.
Manipuri women have been giving their best efforts to create a good society from last many years, however, all the efforts go in vain with the increase in drug menace, Nupi Samaj president Thokchom Ramani said.
The seizure included a mini Tata Ashok Leyland truck.
A campaign was held in support of drug victims and the organisers carried out silent protests and car rallies in Imphal.