Kerala police launch 'Yodhav' project to fight drug use in state


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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Police launched a project called 'Yodhav' (Warrior) to eliminate the production, use and trafficking of drugs in the state. The project will have the support of Education, Health, Excise, Social Justice and Local Self Government departments.

As part of the project, social activists, voluntary groups and Janamaithri Police will be provided training. Awareness Programmes will be launched in schools with the help of 88,000 student police cadets.

Further, Anti Drug Clubs will be launched in resident associations with the help of Janamaithri Police. Additionally, media will be used to spread the message about the dangers of drug use and trafficking in society.

Meanwhile, police dogs will be trained to find drug trafficking through public transport and other private vehicles. A helpline number will also be launched for people to contact authorities regarding drugs.

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