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What are the various measures taken by government to fight drug menace in the country? How can the country’s fight against illicit drugs be made more effective?

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism.

6. What are the various measures taken by government to fight drug menace in the country? How can the country’s fight against illicit drugs be made more effective? (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate.

Reference: Indian Express

Why the question:

Over the past few years, several countries have been turning away from prohibitionist drug strategies and are introducing alternative policies instead.

Key Demand of the question:

To write the various measures to fight illicit drugs and steps needed to make it more effective.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving statisitics related drug crime in India.

Body:

First, mention the various steps taken against drug menace in India – Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act of 1985, National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction, Ngo works etc.

Next, write about the limitations of the above measures.

Next, suggest changes which are needed to the above to make the nations fight against drugs more robust and effective.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.