Illegal poppy cultivation destroyed in Rajpora Pulwama

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PULWAMA — Revenue Department on Monday destroyed illegal cultivation of poppy straw from the fields of Rajpora tehsil in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Officials said that poppy was destroyed on around 50 kanals of land in Rahmoo, Gusoo and Frasipora villages of the tehsil.

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As per the officials, on the directions of DC Pulwama, acting on specific information about the presence of poppy plants in these areas, a team from Revenue Department headed by Tehsildar Rajpora Rakib Ahmad reached the spot and destroyed it.

Tehsildar Rajpora Rakib Ahmad said that these plants are used for the preparation of various drugs and its cultivation is illegal.

We have also issued warrants against 11 cultivators, he said while adding that such drives will continue in coming days so that whole poppy will be destroyed in the tehsil.

He appealed people to cooperate with the administration in case there is any cultivation of poppy straw in any part which is a threat to the lives of younger generations.

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