Mohana, Jan 17: The excise officials along with police and forest department officials destroyed around 62 acres of ganja cultivation under Mohana police limits in Gajapati district on Saturday.
They reportedly cut the cannabis plants near Dolaamba and Sahajbada villages under Mohana police limits and set ablaze the illegal cultivation.
Estimated value of the destroyed cannabis plantation would be worth around Rs 12 crore.
The district police, excise department and forest department have jointly launched a drive ‘Operation Green’ with an aim to stop illegal cannabis cultivation in Gajapati.
As of now, cannabis plantation worth over Rs 500 crore has been destroyed in the drive since Novemner 2020, said police.