MoU signed with Art of Living as part of Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan
The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Art of Living, an NGO run by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, on 26 April.
An overview of the news
The MoU, as part of the Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan (NMBA), was signed by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Social Justice Minister Virendra Kumar.
The objective of this MoU is to spread the message of drug free India campaign among youth, women, students etc.
With the signing of this MoU, the Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan will get a boost in taking the drug prone India towards de-addiction.
National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction
To curb the menace of drug demand, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJE), Government of India is implementing the National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR).
NAPDDR is an umbrella scheme under which ﬁnancial assistance is provided to State Governments/ Union Territory (UT) Administrations for Preventive Education and Awareness Generation, Capacity Building, Skill development, vocational training and livelihood support of ex-drug addicts.
About Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan
Launched - 15th August 2020 across 272 most affected districts.
Objective - To bring down the consumption of drugs and rehabilitate.
Nodal Ministry - Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Focal points of the Campaign - Preventive, capacity building of service providers, augmentation of treatment, rehabilitation and counselling facilities.
Other Initiative - National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction for 2018-2025.
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