Raj govt to expand scheme for rehabilitation of hooch makers
Jaipur: Rajasthan government will implement a new action plan for the expansion of Navjeevan Yojana' for rehabilitation of those involved in the production of hooch, an official statement said on Tuesday.
As part of the expansion plan, a mega public awareness campaign against drug addiction will also be conducted in the memory of former MLA Gurusharan Chhabra, it said.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has approved the proposal of the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment and allocated an additional budget provision of Rs 25.74 crore.
According to the approved proposal, under the new action plan, Rs 22.60 crore will be spent for various activities through the scheme for identification and rehabilitation of people and families suffering from drug addiction.
The scheme was launched in 2009 to rehabilitate the families involved in the production of hooch.
In the state budget 2021-22, the expansion of the scheme and the state-wide public awareness campaign against drug addiction was announced. PTI