Illegal poppy cultivation destroyed in Rajpora Pulwama | KNO

Illegal poppy cultivation destroyed in Rajpora Pulwama | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Pulwama, May 20 (KNO): Revenue department on Monday destroyed illegal cultivation of poppy straw from the fields of Rajpora Tehsil in South Kashmir's Pulwama district. Officials told KNO that poppy was destroyed on around 50 kanals of land in Rohmoo, Gusoo and Frasipora villages of the tehsil. As per the officials, on the directions of DC Pulwama, acting on specific information about the presence of poppy plants in these areas, a team from Revenue department headed by Tehsildar Rajpora Rakib Ahmad reached to the spot and destroyed it. Tehsildar Rajpora Rakib Ahmad said that these plants are used for the preparation of various drugs and its cultivation is illegal. We have also issued warrants against 11 cultivators, he said while adding that such drives will remain continue in coming days so that whole poppy will be destroyed in the Tehsil. He appealed people to cooperate with the administration in case there is any cultivation of poppy straw in any part which is a threat to the lives of younger generations.(KNO)