Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered to set up 30-bed drug de-addiction centres in Lucknow and Gorakhpur. This is being done under the National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction Scheme.
The state government will provide free treatment and promote drug abuse results through rehabilitation centres.
According to the state prohibition officer, a 10-bed addiction treatment facility centres will be set up in government hospitals in other districts of UP along with 30-bed de-addiction centres in Lucknow and Gorakhpur.
In these centres, drug addiction along with treatment, educational awareness, identification and counselling will be undertaken.
An amount of more than Rs 6 crore has been provisioned for this scheme by the Government of India for the financial year 2020-21.
As many as 23 de-addiction centres are being operated in the state by non-government voluntary institutions funded by the Centre on behalf of the state Prohibition Department. These centres are providing free treatment to patients struggling with drug addiction.
These rehab centres in the state, till November 2020, have rehabilitated over 1,800 addicts and connected them with the mainstream of society.
After the construction of new de-addiction centres in Lucknow and Gorakhpur, the drug eradication programmes will gain a momentum.
Wide-scale awareness programmes including documentaries, sports competitions, rallies, seminars and exhibitions are also being organised in the state by the prohibition department for the eradication of intoxication.
Under these programmes, students and young people are motivated and made aware to get rid of the addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Over 300 sports competitions, 88 documentaries, 112 exhibitions, and 571 seminars have already been organised by the Prohibition Department and more than 1,000 students took part in educational and sports competitions.
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Oil marketing companies have spared consumers of yet another petrol and diesel price hike even though the global oil market is on the boil with crude reaching within touching distance of year-high-level of $70 a barrel.
Petrol continues to be priced at Rs 91.17 a litre and diesel Rs 81.47 a litre in the capital on Saturday. Across the country too, the petrol and diesel price remained unchanged.
This is seventh consecutive day when pump prices of auto fuels have remains unchanged.
After a spike in global oil prices seen over last two weeks with crude price jumping close to $67 a barrel, prices had fallen to around $63 a barrel but it rose again to cross $69 a barrel mark now after after the OPEC+ decision to continue with crude production cut in April.
Petrol and diesel prices have been rising continuously since February 9. In the 14 increases since then, price have gone up by Rs 4.22 per litre for petrol while diesel rate has risen by Rs 4.34 a litre in Delhi.
The increase in the previous weeks has taken petrol to cross historic high levels of Rs 100 a litre in several cities across the country.
The petrol and diesel prices have increased 26 times in 2021 with the two auto fuels increasing by Rs 7.46 and Rs 7.60 per litre, respectively so far this year.
Oil companies executives said that petrol and diesel prices may increase further in coming days as retail prices may have to be balanced in line with global developments to prevent OMCs from making loss on sale of auto fuels.