Himachal struggles to curb narcotics trade

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Himachal Pradesh is turning into a haven for drug addicts due to easy availability of charas, a form of cannabis, in remote villages. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur admitted in his budget speech recently that increasing use of narcotics and drugs is a matter of concern for all and promised to tackle it. “We are framing a policy on rehabilitation of drug addicts. If required, the laws will be made even more stringent,” he said.

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