Anti-drug addiction campaign to reach 1 crore people in 100 days: Virendra Kumar | News from India

NEW DELHI: Reach 1 million people with the message of fighting drug abuse in the next 100 days across schools, colleges and hotspots, and cover persons with disabilities (PWDs) in 100 ambitious blocks with disability-related programs are at the center of social efforts. the Minister of Justice and Empowerment, Virendra Kumar.

Soon after taking office for the second consecutive term, Kumar said improving access to employment opportunities for people with disabilities through job fairs and focusing on campaigning ” Accessible India 2.0” with immediate focus on healthcare infrastructure are some of the other key priorities, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision.

“We will fight drug addiction in mission mode under the leadership of Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan,” Virendra Kumar told TOI.

Reportedly, 75,000 recovered drug users will take part in the campaign to send a strong message that “prevention is better than cure”. Strengthening and streamlining the reach of scholarship programs for marginalized communities is on the agenda, he said.

DEPwD officials plan to cover all 500 aspirational blocks by next year, he said. “Ensuring employment opportunities for persons with disabilities under the PM-DAKSH scheme will also be a priority,” Kumar said.

He said Garima Greh transgender shelters will be established in all states where residents will have access to education, skills and employment opportunities to enable their integration. There are currently 12 such shelters. “Transgender protection will be a key focus area,” he added.