As per the Modifications in Drug Policy, 1986 announced in September, 1994, the main objectives of the Drug Policy are as under :
- ensuring abundant availability, at reasonable prices of essential and life saving and prophylactic
medicines of good quality.
- strengthening the system of quality control over drug production and promoting the rational use of drugs in the country;
- creating an environment conducive to channelising new investment into the pharmaceutical industry with a view to encourage cost-effective production with economic sizes and introducing new technologies and new drugs;
- and strengthening the indigenous capability for production of drugs.