Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985

  • Rahul Kalura
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  • Rahul Kalura

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, India

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This article is focuses on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances in India which is commonly known as NDPS. Narcotic drugs mean those drugs which induce sleep while Psychotropic drugs are those who impact on the mind and alter the ability of mind of the people. NDPS act was enacted by parliament which came into existence on 14th November,1985 in India. Its aim or purpose is to control the drugs of abuse prohibit its use, dissipation, distribution, manufacturing, trade etc. As we know the number of the offences relating to NDPS increasing day by day. We have to control it in very effective manner. As we also know that these drugs are used in medicines also. Thus the act also have a provision to cultivate drugs like cannabis, poppy, coca plants etc for the medical purpose . This acts aim is to prohibit illegal practices of drugs. The punishment for the offence under this given on the harshness of crime. In case of drugs are used for his personal use it may be lesser punishment in comparison with the punishment given for the use of drugs for supply to other people.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 2177 - 2184


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