Only Indigenous Products to be Sold at Central Armed Forces Canteens
GUWAHATI: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the importance of local products and local manufacturing for a self-reliant India, home minister Amit Shah ordered all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) canteens to sell only indigenous products.
Taking to the Twitter, the Union Home Minister wrote, "I also appeal to the people of the country to make maximum use of the products made in the country and encourage others to do the same. If every Indian pledges to use products made in India (Swadeshi), the democracy of the country can become self-sufficient in five years."
The Ministry of Home Affairs has decided that all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) canteens will now sell only indigenous products across the country from the next month. "With this, 50 lakh families of about 10 lakh CAPF personnel will use indigenously manufactured products," Shah added.
The CAPFs - CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP, SSB, NSG and Assam Rifles - canteens together sell products worth about Rs. 2,800 crores annually.
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