Aizawl, Aug 28: Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla yesterday handed over Rs.3 lakhs to SRS Convener Lalhmachhuana as a monetary support towards Central YMA’s anti-drug campaign across the state in the name of SRS (Supply Reduction Service).
CM also handed over Rs.2 lakhs given by Congress party for the same cause to the team of CYMA members led by President Lalbiakzuala.
Lauding YMA for its voluntary service for the good of the society, Chief Minister said that the initiative of SRS is being acknowledged by the government and that their initiative is not only appreciable but good indeed.
Their voluntary service without a fix time but as and when required has greatly relieved the paid workers, he added. Chief Minister said that he gave the money for use wherever necessary.
SRS Convener and CYMA Asst Secretary Lalhmachhuana apprised the Chief Minister that that the main objective of SRS is to make the people morally upright.
He said that among illegal drug suppliers are included Taxi drivers and government employees while in uniform.
Majority of the 83 Sumo services between Aizawl and Zokhawthar are also involved in illegal drug supply, he added.
Upon that information, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said that the Taxi/Sumo permit and driving licence of the people who are found to be involved shall be ceased.
Likewise, legal action shall also be taken on the government employees who are found involved in the menace of illegal drug supply, he added.
CYMA President Lalbiakzuala on his part thanked the government for its acknowledgement of the anti-drug campaign of CYMA. He also expressed thankfulness for the monetary support to strengthen their initiative.
SRS was set up by CYMA in 15 April 2015 and its leader and members appointed on 24 July, 2015. So far SRS has seized Rs.3, 75, 29,000/- worth illegal drugs and of the total 631 people caught so far, some were handed over to the police and excise and some given counselling.