Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday announced to launch a special campaign from next month to fight against the menace of drugs in the state.
Khattar said recently the northern states had decided to set up a joint secretariat at Panchkula for data and information sharing to effectively fight the issue.
He was speaking on the sidelines of a 'Run for Unity' programme, organised on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
"In order to save the youth from drugs and to put a check on the network of drug peddlers, a joint secretariat for states of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh is being established at Panchkula," Khattar was quoted as saying in an official release.
The chief minister said a special campaign would be launched under 'Ek Aur Sudhar' programme under which the state government would roll out one reform every month after public consultations.
He appreciated the efforts made by the district and police administrations which have encouraged more than 90,000 people of 328 villages of the district to fight against drug abuse.
(With inputs from agencies.)