Kandhamal, Nov 12: In a joint operation, K. Nuagaon police and excise officials destroyed ganja cultivation in Dagamaha and Kamangi area under Sirtiguda village of Kandhamal district.
The estimated worth of the destroyed crops is yet to be ascertained.
According to the report, some anti-social people are expanding their drug trade by cultivating the banned substance in forest areas and on government land with the help of local tribes in the area.
Acting on a tip-off, K. Nuagaon police along with and officials of the excise and forest departments destroyed 130 acres of ganja cultivation in Sirtiguda village.
The police have launched an operation aiming to destroy ganja cultivation.