Home Minister Amit Shah on Today announced that all canteens of the Central Armed Forces will sell only indigenous products from June 1st.
According to Home Minister’s Statement, all the paramilitary canteens including CRPF and BSF will sell swadeshi products to 50 Laksh family members of about 10 lakh personnel.
In his latest tweets Shah said the decision has been taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal for opting for local products and being self-reliant.
Shah also appealed to the people of the country to make maximum use of the products made in the country and encourage others to do the same.
“The Ministry of Home Affairs has decided that all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) canteens will now sell only indigenous products. This will be applicable to all CAPF canteens across the country from 1 June 2020. With this, 50 lakh family members of about 10 lakh CAPF personnel will use indigenous products,” he said.
The CAPFs — CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP, SSB, NSG and Assam Rifles — canteens together sell products worth about Rs 2,800 crore annually.