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National Consultative Committee on De-Addiction and Rehabilitation

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Government sets up National Consultative Committee on De-Addiction

and Rehabilitation

The Government has decided to set up a consultative mechanism at the

national level by constituting a National Consultative Committee on

De-addiction and Rehabilitation (NCCDR).

It would advise Central and State Governments on issues connected with drug

demand reduction, especially education/awareness building, de-addiction and


The Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Smt. Meira Kumar would be the

Chairperson and the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Smt.

Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan would be the Vice Chairperson of the Committee. The

NCCDR would also have

other Ex-officio members, Representatives of the State Governments

and Union Territory Administrations, Drug Abuse Prevention/Social

Work/Social Education/Media.

The functions of the NCCDR would be to advise Central and State

Governments to the entire gamut of issues related to drug abuse

prevention, de-addiction, rehabilitation and harm reduction.

The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has been implementing

the Scheme of Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drugs) Abuse

for identification, counseling, treatment and rehabilitation of

addicts through voluntary organizations.

The Ministry has been extending financial assistance to over 350

Non-Governmental Organizations for running 41 Counselling centres and 401

De-addiction Centres in the country. The Ministry has also takes up regular

awareness generation programmes to tackle issue of alcoholism and drug abuse in

the country.


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