120 Kanals of poppy destroyed in Budgam, Anantnag

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According to the Deputy Excise Commissioner (Executive Kashmir) about 120 Kanals of poppy cultivation was destroyed by the department in Budgam and Anantnag districts today.

Two Excise teams, one led Deputy Excise Commissioner Khurshid Ahmad Shah, destroyed 65 Kanals of poppy in Takya Maqsood Shah and Waghama villages of Anantnag and other team led by Excise & Taxation Officer Shameem Rather destroyed 55 Kanals of poppy in Kulbugh and Tangbal villages of Budgam today.

The Excise teams were assisted by police personnel of concerned police stations and patwaries of concerned halqas.

The Deputy Excise Commissioner said that the department has so far destroyed 1063 kanals of poppy cultivation in Pulwama, Budgam and Anantnag districts.

He said that the anti-poppy drive will continue till entire Kashmir valley is made free from the menace.

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