Centre preparing new de-addiction policy: Minister

Indore, Nov 22 (IANS) A new central policy is being prepared for the purpose of ensuring de-addiction from drugs in the country, union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thavarchand Gehlot said on Sunday.

Speaking in Indore at the inauguration of a three-day public awareness workshop on prevention of drug addiction, the minister said the policy would be announced by March-April next year.

Describing drug addiction as a curse, the minister said that to ensure a drugs-free world, coordinated efforts between the government and society were needed.

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