Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan(NMBA)

Why in news?

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment launched a vehicle for the Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan(NMBA) in collaboration with Brahma Kumaris.

  • This vehicle served as a platform for conducting NMBA awareness activities across Delhi-NCR.


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Partnership with Brahma Kumaris, Mount Abu

  • Objective and Scope: The collaboration aims to leverage Brahma Kumaris’ extensive network to disseminate the message of NMBA among various demographics, including youth, women, and students.
  • Activities and Impact: Since its inception, Brahma Kumaris has actively organized programs and activities aligned with the objectives outlined in the MoU, contributing to the dissemination of key messages and engagement with diverse communities.

Understanding Substance Use Disorder

  • Social Impact: Substance use disorder poses a significant challenge to India’s social fabric, affecting individual health and disrupting families and communities.
  • Health Implications: Psychoactive substance consumption often leads to dependency, increasing the risk of various health issues, accidents, suicides, and violence.
  • Multifaceted Approach: Addressing substance abuse requires a multifaceted approach encompassing psychological, social, and medical interventions to tackle its complex nature effectively.

Insights from National Survey and National Action Plan

  • Survey Findings: A survey conducted by the Department of Social Justice & Empowerment through the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC) at AIIMS, New Delhi, revealed alarming trends in substance abuse, with alcohol, cannabis, and opioids being the most commonly used substances.
  • National Action Plan (NAPDDR): The Ministry implemented the National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) to combat drug demand effectively. This initiative provides financial assistance for preventive education, capacity building, vocational training, and rehabilitation center establishment.
  • Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan (NMBA): NMBA, launched by the Ministry, aims to raise awareness about the adverse effects of substance abuse, particularly among the youth. Targeting educational institutions and communities, NMBA emphasizes preventive measures and aims to foster a drug-free India through active participation and community engagement.