Hyderabad: The Telangana State Council for Higher Education will form anti-drugs committee in all colleges, council chairman Prof. T Papi Reddy said. Prof. Papi Reddy said the colleges would have counselling centres. “Drug awareness programme will be conducted in schools and colleges and Budget will be allocated for this,” he said.
Vice-Chancellors S. Ramachandram (Osmania University) and A. Venugopal Reddy, (JNTU-H) along with other officials participated in the meeting. Parents and educational institutions should closely monitor the behaviour of students, Prof. Papi Reddy said, in the backdrop of the discovery that students from several schools had fallen victim to a racket that was supplying them narcotics like LSD and MDMA. The government has taken a decision to form an anti-drug committee after a the drug racket was busted by the enforcement win of prohibition and excise department last week.