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80 acres of cultivated hemp plants destroyed in Kandhamal

21/01/2021 at 4:25 PM

Phulbani, Jan 21: Over 80 acres of cultivated hemp plants were destroyed in Kandhamal district during Operation Green that is targeting illegal cannabis plantation in Odisha.

Baliguda police and excise personnel conducted a joint raid near Surubali village under Mahasinghi gram panchayat and destroyed the plants.

The team cut and set ablaze the plantation. A case was also registered at Baliguda police station in this regard.

The estimated value of the destroyed cannabis plantation would be worth around Rs 16 crore.

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