Drugs-Free India Campaign and SMILE scheme: New scheme to support the marginalised

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The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has informed about the new schemes to support the marginalised.

SMILE Scheme

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has formulated an umbrella scheme “SMILE – Support for Marginalized Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise”.

Read here: SMILE – Support for Marginalized Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise formulated

Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan

​​‘Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan’ or a ‘Drugs-Free India Campaign’ was launched in 2020 by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

The campaign was launched across 272 districts of the country found to be most vulnerable ​​in terms of usage of drugs in the country. 

The focal points of the Campaign are preventive, mass education and sensitization, capacity building of service providers, positive partnership with educational institutions, and augmentation of treatment, rehabilitation and counselling facilities. 

Source: This post is based on the article New scheme to support the marginalisedpublished in The Hindu on 31st Dec 2021.

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