Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) canteens to see only Made in India goods from 1 June 2020
Home Minister Amit Shah said people should use made in India products and urge others also to do so. This statement came a day after the Prime Minister stressed on the self-reliance or Atma Nirbharta.
“Yesterday PM Modi appealed for the country to be self-reliant and focus on local products (made in India), which will certainly take India on the path to global leadership in the coming days,” Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted.
“In this direction, the home ministry has decided that all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) canteens will only sell swadeshi products. This will apply from June 1. Around 10 lakh CAPF personnel and 50 lakh members of their family will use swadeshi products,” the home minister said.
“This is not the time to lag behind but to turn a crisis into an opportunity. If every Indian resolves to use only made in India products then the country will become self-reliant,” the home ministry said in a press statement.
The paramilitary canteens record around Rs 2800 crore sales annually.