International controls on narcotics began over a hundred years ago. The War on Drugs began soon after. It became worse after 1971 and several years later, United Nations gave a call for a “drug–free world”. Unfortunately, all the efforts made so far have failed to produce the desired results.

At the same time jails are filled with individuals found to have violated stringent drug laws. Sadly, most of these individuals happen to be drug users and not major drug traffickers.

A group of people in India, well experienced in drug law enforcement and demand reduction, wondered why we have not succeeded in curbing supply and demand of illicit drugs. A think tank, later launched as the Institute for Narcotics Studies and Analysis (INSA), was thus born in 2009.


'Kullu Conference successfully concluded'
INSA 's three Day Conference on ‘Drug Problem in Himachal Pradesh: Searching for Truth and Solutions’ at Dev Sadan, Dhalpur, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh has concluded successfully on April 20, 2016.
The conference was inaugurated by Shri Virbhadra Singh, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh and attended by senior officials from central and state government law enforcement agencies, drug dependence treatment professionals, NGOs and other members of civil society. More than 50 participants had participated.
The Conference concluded by valedictory address delivered by Shri J C Sharma IAS, Principal Secretary to Himachal Pradesh Government. The Conference attracted attention of media and press.
To read INSA’s detailed report, Click here..
For some some such press reports on conference please
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'For extensive coverage of deliberations in Kullu Conference by First Post ('Hash'tag Himachal: How this beautiful mountain state turned into a narcotics den'), click here...
INSA’s Report on Guwahati Conference...
In December, 2013, INSA organised a conference on ‘Illicit Drugs in the North-East: Searching for Truth and Solutions’ through December 5-7, 2013 at Guwahati, Assam providing a platform to all stake holders for free and frank discussions on the extent and prevalence of illicit cultivation, drug trafficking and drug abuse in the North-East region of India.
To read INSA’s detailed report,
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INSA’s Opium survey of Lohit and Anjaw Districts of Arunachal Pradesh..
During 2010, INSA carried out a comprehensive survey in Lohit and Anjaw districts of Arunachal Pradesh following a Memorandum of Understanding entered into between the Government of Arunachal Pradesh and the INSA.
To read INSA’s detailed survey report,
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INSA participated in International Conference on ‘Indian and Central Asian Perspectives on Afghanistan’ in October, 2011.
To read INSA’s paper ‘Causes and Effects of Production and Trafficking of Illicit Drugs in Afghanistan’ presented in the conference,
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INSA participated in International Conference on ‘Changing Security Landscapes of Eurasia: Regional Groupings’ in May, 2010.
To read INSA’s paper ‘Role of Illicit Drugs in Changing Security Landscape of Eurasia’ presented in the conference, Click here...
INSA participated in the International Conference on “India-Tajik Relations: Perspectives and Projects’ held at Dushanbe in September 10, 2009. To read INSA’s paper ‘Tajikistan: Victim of Drug Trafficking’ presented in the conference, Click here....
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