7 more villages declared drug-free

7 more villages declared drug-free

Deputy Commissioner Isha Kalia honours the sarpanch of a village in Hoshiarpur. Tribune Photo

Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, January 20

Under the campaign launched against the drug menace by the state government, seven more villages of Hoshiarpur district have been declared drug-free by the administration. The district now boasts of having 45 drug-free villages.

Deputy Commissioner Isha Kalia on Monday handed over drug-free village certificates to five villages of Mukerian subdivision—-Tangralian, Taggar Kalan, Sahora Kandi, Bachhowal Saroa, Patti Adarsh Nagar village Gera—- and Garhshankar subdivision’s Bugran and Chakk Musa villages. While handing over the certificates, SP Manjit Kaur, Mukerian SDM Ashok Kumar, Garhshankar SDM Harbans Singh and sarpanches-panches of these villages were present.

The DC said the sarpanches of 45 villages, which have been declared drug-free in the district, will be special guests at the district-level Republic Day function on January 26. So far, six villages of the Mukerian subdivision and 10 villages of the Garhshankar subdivision have been declared drug-free.


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