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State gets fund for prevention of substance abuse
Correspondent KOHIMA, JUL 20 (NPN):
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Published on 21 Jul. 2009 1:21 AM IST
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Nagaland was given an amount of Rs.1. 26 crores under the Scheme for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse to NGOs during the last three years from 2006-2009 while Rs.60 lakhs was allocated for the year 2009-2010. This information was given by D. Napolean, the minister of state for social justice and empowerment, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha. The names of NGOs were not mentioned in the reply. The minister said that during the last three years a total of Rs.67.41 crores was released to various states and union territories and Rs.35 crores was allocated for the year 2009-2010. The minister also said that Under the revised Central sector Scheme for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse effective from October, 2008m, Panchayati Raj institutions were eligible for central assistance for setting up Integrated Rehabilitation Centres for Addicts (IRCA) and taking up other drug de-addiction activities specified in the scheme. During the last three years, 31 De-addiction Centres were opened and no new De-addiction Centre has been sanctioned in the current year till date. Meanwhile, union minister of civil aviation, Praful Patel in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha informed that the ministry has received proposals for establishment of new airport at Cheitu in Nagaland. Government provides financial assistance for the development of existing and new airports in the North-East Region.

 
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