India Still Using 15-Year-Old Data to Fight War Against Drugs

Data being used by India to combat drug abuse has not been updated since 2001.

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The United Nations has described the country as a “potentially large opiate market.” (Photo: iStockPhoto)

According to a report by The Times of India, data being used by India to combat drug-related problems has not been updated since 2001.

The United Nations has described the country as a “potentially large opiate market,” while the matter has been raised several times in the Indian Parliament as well.

However, every time the government is approached for a report on its drug-abuse situation, it releases data from a survey that was put together in 2001 and published in 2004.

According to the TOI report, all of India’s entries for the World Drug Reports have been the same since 2001.

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