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Over Rs. 130 crores worth poppy plants destroyed so far

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Imphal, March 10: As part of the continuous drive on destruction of poppy cultivation in the state, 83 acres of poppy cultivated which worth about Rs 5 crore 81 lakhs were destroyed today at Hangoipat under Saikhul Sub-Division in Kangpokpi District.
Total of 1837 acres of poppy plant cultivated farms were destroyed which approximately worth about Rs 130 crores (Rs 128 crores 59 lakhs in exact figure) in the market so far official said.
Speaking to newspersons at his Old Lambulane office, W Basu said that today’s drive was jointly carried out by a team of NCB, NAB, 7MR, Police Personnel of Saikhul Police Station, Imphal East Police Personnel and Staff of Forest and Horticulture led by himself where 83 acres of poppy cultivated plants worth about Rs 5 crores 81 lakhs were destroyed.
Basu also said that 36 joint operations have been carried out along with various departments and staffs including, NAB, NCB, District’s police, district’s administrators so far.
He also added that poppy destruction carried out this get more support from people and other government agency if compare to last year.

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