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86. 

How much is allocated for drug de-addiction measures, which is provided to the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC) for the year 2019-20?

[A]. Rs. 101 Cr
[B]. Rs. 120 Cr
[C]. Rs. 135 Cr
[D]. Rs. 150 Cr

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot informed that the budget for drug de-addiction measures was increased to Rs 135 crore from Rs 33 crore in 2014. It is provided to the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC) for the year 2019-20.The punishment to drug peddlers include imprisonment of 6 months to 15 years and imposition of fines.The Government has prepared a National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) for the period 2018-2025 in which the ministry will undertake focused intervention programmes in 127 high-risk districts.

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