The minister said that the state government has also formed a Special Task Force for the purpose.
The current dispensation has also achieved major breakthroughs in breaking the supply chain in the state, the minister claimed.
On rights of the children, Mohinder said, "It is our prime duty to protect the constitutional rights of children."
It is a matter of great concern that the negative trend of drug use among the children is on the rise. To check this, parents must be aware of the psychological, physical and social problems their children, he said.
The Congress government has earmarked Rs 174 crore for the prevention of cancer and for de-addiction, Mohinder said.
He said that 57 new drug de-addiction centers are being opened in Punjab on the PGI model.
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