Kangpokpi: Deputy Commissioner Kangpokpi, Kengoo Zuringla, Thursday met the District Level Officers (DLOs) at the conference hall of the DC Office Complex, Kangpokpi. She discussed a variety of agenda items, including ongoing projects as well as departmental issues and challenges.
The Deputy Commissioner informed the officers that the District Hill Leaders’ Day and Meeyamgi Numit will be held on February 24, 2023, at T. Waichong Sub-Division. Stating that the attendance of the departments was good, she informed all the departments to avail all possible facilities to the villagers on the day.
While discussing the destruction of poppy cultivation in the district, Superintendent of Police (SP), Th. Vikramjit Singh informed that the police team is still continuing the drive. Informing them that a lot of manpower is required to carry out the drive, he appealed to the various department officers to participate in the drive along with their staff as the police team is facing a shortage of manpower. He said coordination with the Forest Department is indeed a morale booster, and he hoped that participation by various departments would definitely boost their morale further.
Informing the audience that highway patrolling by the district police has been increased on the National Highway, he said night patrols are also done to ensure that the overall law and order situation is under control. He said apart from this, police teams are carrying out their normal duties, and recently on two occasions, police arrested drug traffickers along with contraband drugs.
Speaking on the same matter, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Shri N. Ganesh, said the Forest Department has done surveys even by using drones. He said poppy cultivation in the district is very extensive, and the department already started the destruction of poppy cultivation in August last year.
Stating that the destruction of the poppy cultivation is a heavy task, he said 2-3 hours of trekking are required, followed by 5-6 hours for the destruction task. DFO informed that to date, poppy cultivated on around 720 acres of land at 20 different sites in the district has been destroyed. He also appealed to the departments to send their people so that they could also help in the drive.
Keeping in view of the matter, Deputy Commissioner, Kengoo Zuringla, informed the department heads to send the names of their staff along with contact numbers to the DC Office so that they can voluntarily participate in the drive.