Hindustan Antibiotics Limited (HAL) is the first drug manufacturing company to be set up in the public sector by Government of India with active co-operation of WHO and UNICEF. Set up on 10th March, 1954, HAL is the first drug manufacturing unit in India to undertake commercial production of antibiotics like Penicillin, Streptomycin, Gentamicin, Ampicillin & Amoxycillin etc. HAL has diversified in formulation activity and has facility to manufacture various dosage forms - injectables, capsules, tablets, large volume parentrals, liquid orals, etc. conforming to pharmacopoeial standards. HAL has also diversified into agro-vet products. Our R&D has the distinction of being the only laboratory in the public sector in India which has come out with its own discoveries Viz. Hamycin for Skin infections and Aureofungin for plant fungal control.