Punjab's State Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs has decided to set up a committee to keep a regular check promotion of drug abuse in songs. To be headed by Chief Minister of Punjab the major task of the committee will be to identify glorification of drug abuse, violence and depiction of any obscene elements in the songs broadcasted in the state. The committee will take suo-moto cognizance and recommend registration of a police complaint in case it finds vulgar content in songs. Talking to media, Tourism and Cultural Affairs minister Navjot Singh Sidhu stated;
The commission will have the power to register an FIR (first information report) against defaulters on the issue of vulgar and anti-social culture.Earlier on March 23, the Punjab government had launched a program named Drug Awareness Prevention Officers under which 35,000 designated officers took an oath to eradicate the drug problem from the state in the presence of state's Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.