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Tag: Ganja Cultivation

‘Weed’ing Them Out
IPS Officer Destroys Ganja Cultivation In Naxal Area

Acres of ganja cultivation destroyed by Police in Baliguda of Kandhamal district, Odisha. Baliguda SDPO leads drive by in which ganja cultivation worth crores destroyed

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Gajapati: Ganja Cultivation Worth Over Rs 17 Crore Set On Fire

Gajapati: In a major crack down on the production and supply of illegal cannabis, a joint team of Mohana Police and Excise department destroyed Ganja cultivation worth over Rs17.28 crore by setting the hemp plant on fire spread across several places in the district on Sunday. Acting on a tip-off, personnel from the Mohana Police […]

Ganja Cultivation Worth Rs 1.5 Cr Destroyed In Kandhamal, Over 4 Cr Razed in 15 Days
Ganja Cultivation Worth Rs 1.5 Cr Destroyed In Kandhamal, Over 4 Cr Razed in 15 Days

Kandhamal: Intensifying its crackdown on the cultivation and supply of illegal cannabis, a joint team of the Kandhamal police and Excise department officials destroyed ganja cultivation on acres of lands in different forest areas here in the district. Acting on a tipoff, the police and excise sleuths conducted crackdown in Kudutuli, Jampadar, Janagual areas under […]

Odisha: Ganja Cultivation Worth Rs 80 Lakh Destroyed In Boudh
Odisha: Ganja Cultivation Worth Rs 80 Lakh Destroyed In Boudh

Boudh: The crackdown on the cultivation and supply of illegal cannabis gathered steam as the Boudh police destroyed Ganja (cannabis) cultivations worth Rs 80 lakh spread over an area of 80 acres here in the district on Thursday. Acting on a tip-off, the police carried out multiple raids at several places under Baunsuni police station […]

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Odisha: Ganja Cultivation Worth Rs 1.55 Cr Destroyed By Excise Staff In Kandhamal

Phulbani: A joint team of Kandhamal Police and Excise officials on Sunday destroyed illegal ganja cultivation on acres of lands in different forest areas of Dudduki panchayat under Sadar police limits in Kandhamal district. The police and excise sleuths were tipped off about illegal cultivation following which a joint team was set up to conduct […]

Satellite Mapping To Track Down Cannabis Cultivation: Odisha DGP

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Police is extensively relying on satellite mapping data shared by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in identifying areas where Ganja (Dry Cannabis) is cultivated on a large-scale basis in the State, said Odisha DGP Abhay on Tuesday. According to Abhay, for the last couple of years Odisha Police have been using […]

Cannabis Plantation Worth Rs 11 Crore Destroyed In Odisha

Boudh: Excise department sleuths along with officials of revenue and forest department destroyed massive cannabis plantation in Manamunda area of Boudh district on Thursday. The estimated cost of the cannabis plantation is said to be around Rs 11 crore. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team comprising officials of police, excise, revenue and forest department […]

Ganja Cultivation Worth Around Rs 15 Crore Destroyed In Odisha

Phulbani: A joint team of Phulbani Sadar police and excise department officials destroyed ganja cultivation worth around Rs 15 crore on Monday. Acting on a tip-off about ganja cultivation, the cops along with excise officials conducted raids at two forests near Pakadei and Dadaganda villages under Bilabadi panchayat and destroyed hemp plantation on around 150 […]

Ganja Cultivation Should Be Decriminalised, Demands Ex-MP Tathagata Satpathy

Bhubaneswar: Expressing resentment over Odisha government’s decision to uphold illegality of cannabis (ganja), former BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy today termed it as short sightedness in the vision of the State government. Demanding decriminalisation of ganja farming, Satpathy said that the plant has medicinal properties and will help small farmers. “I am not in favour of […]

Ganja Cultivation To Remain Illegal In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Farmers will not get permission for hemp (cannabis/ganja) cultivation as the practice would continue to remain illegal in the State. The information was revealed by Excise Secretary Sushil Lohani following a meeting today. As per reports, many industrial houses had proposed to make hemp cultivation legal in Odisha due to its high medicinal properties […]

Column: Need To Step Up the Campaign Against Cannabis

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: A joint team of police and excise officials recently raided ganja (cannabis) plantations tucked away in a forest in Gajapati district. The team destroyed ‘grass’ worth around Rs.15 crore in the market. This was the second such raid on a ganja plantation in Gajapati in the last one week. Police in […]

Ganja crops worth over Rs 10 crore destroyed in Gajapati

Gajapati/Cuttack: A joint team of police and Excise officials destroyed ganja cultivation on 52 acres in Dumangpadar and Panaspadar areas under Adaba police limits in Gajapati district today. The joint squad set fire to 10.40 lakhs ganja plants worth around Rs 10.40 crore. The district administration has ordered to destroy such illegal ganja cultivation in […]

14 acre Ganja cultivation destroyed in Rayagada

Rayagada: A joint squad of Rayagada police and excise officials raided  Ganja cultivation fields near Sata village under Padmapur police limits in the district today. Standing crops of Ganja in about 14 acres were destroyed by the joint team. The team included district Additional SP Patitapaban Choudhury, Excise Superintendent Prasanna Kumar Acharya and the Gunupur […]

Multi-agency coordination committee formed to destroy ganja cultivation

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Police has formed a State Coordination Committee in association with officials from Revenue, Excise and Forest departments to smash ganja cultivation in the State. A decision on this was taken at a high-level meeting under the chairmanship of DGP RP Sharma on Wednesday. Among others, officials of Excise and Narcotics Control Board, […]