The Government of India constituted Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Committee in 1962 for the purpose of preparing the Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India with the following objectives:
(i) to prepare a Pharmacopoeia of Homoeopathic drugs whose therapeutic usefulness has been proved on the lines of American, German and British Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia,
(ii) to lay down principles and standards for the preparation of Homoeopathic drugs,
(iii) to lay down test of identity, quality, purity, and
(iv) such other matters as are incidental and necessary for the preparation of Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia.
The Committee approved 180 monographs for Volume I of Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India (1971).
The Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Committee was reconstituted by the Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in 1971 which approved 100 monographs for Volume 11 (1974), 105 monographs for Volume III (1978), 65 monographs for Volume IV (1984) of Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India. The term of Committee was extended vide letter No.X.19018/21176-Homoeo dated the 30th November, 1976.
The objectives of Committee were further enlarged to prepare standards for the preparation of Nosodes for inclusion in the Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India. In addition, it undertook the preparation of Homoeopathic Pharmaceutical Codex in order to give detailed information on drugs and other Pharmaceutical substances and materials that are not included in H.P.1. as well as to supplement the information on drugs already included but could not be listed in the H.P.1.
The Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Committee was again reconstituted by the Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare vide letter No. X.19018/26179-Homoeo, dated lih November, 1980 which approved 52 monographs of Fourth Volume (1984), 114 monographs of fifth volume and 62 monographs of Sixth Volume of the Homoeopathic Pharmacopeia of India.
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