Aizawl, 30th November, 2022: A meeting of the State Level Narcotics Coordination Centre (NCORD) was held under the chairmanship of  Chief Minister Pu Zoramthanga today at the Chief Minister's Conference Hall, Aizawl. The State NCORD is the apex multi agency coordination committee on drugs related matters in the State. The meeting, attended by Chief Secretary, DGP, Secretaries of various departments, senior officials of NCB, Enforcement Directorate and Govt. of Mizoram, discussed the achievements made so far and the various issues to be addressed for more effective efforts against drug abuse and drug trafficking in the State. 

Dr. Renu Sharma, Chief Secretary in her opening address highlighted the role and importance of State Level NCORD which includes monitoring the drug situation in the State, addressing issues of coordination, capacity building, awareness generation and monitoring utilization of funds and setting up of de-addiction centres etc.

The Narcotics Control Bureau, Mizoram Police, Excise & Narcotics Department, Social Welfare & Tribal Affairs Department and the Assam Rifles each gave a short presentation on the various initiatives taken by the in the fight against drugs. This was followed by a detailed discussion on the various agenda points.

Chief Minister Pu Zoramthanga, in his closing remark expressed his gratitude to all the stakeholders for their sincere efforts in fighting the drug menace in the State. He also appealed to all Government agencies to continue and also strengthen their efforts in spite of the existing limitations, since drugs remain one of the biggest threats to Mizo society. Highlighting the importance of the role played by civil societies in supply reduction, he urged all law enforcement agencies to continue and strengthen their coordination with them.  

Pu Devesh Chandra Srivastva, DGP Mizoram expressed his sincere gratitude to the Hon’ble Chief Minister for his constant support and guidance in the fight against drugs. He also thanked all the members for their valuable contributions and especially those attending from outside the State. DGP Mizoram stated that prevention of drug trafficking remains a key focus area and reiterated the commitment of Mizoram Police for coordinated efforts with all other agencies.


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