Canteens of CAPFs like BSF, CRPF to sell only Swadeshi products from June 1: Amit Shah

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Updated: May 13, 2020 3:19 PM

Self-reliant India Mission: The Home Ministry today said that the Central Armed Police Force (CAPFs) canteens will sell only indigenous products from June 1

CAPF canteen indigenous product saleCAPF canteens to sell indigenous product from June 1.

Self-reliant India Mission: Home Minister Amit Shah today said that the canteens of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) like CRPF and BSF will sell only indigenous products from June 1. The news comes a day after PM Narendra Modi called for the making of a “self-reliant India” in a televised address. PM Modi had said that lesson from the current state of the world is that becoming self-reliant is the only path before India. “The state of the world today teaches us that a (AtmaNirbhar Bharat) “Self-reliant India” is the only path. It is said in our scriptures – EshahPanthahThat is – self-sufficient India,” PM Modi said while announcing a Rs 20 lakh crore economic package for the country.

Shah today said that all canteens of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) like the CRPF and the BSF will sell only indigenous products from June 1 to 50 lakh family members of about 10 lakh personnel. 

Shah posted a series of tweets announcing this decision taken by his ministry, a day after PM Modi’s appeal for getting vocal with local products. 

Shah said that PM Modi’s appeal for becoming self-reliant will certainly put India on the path of becoming a world leader. “In this direction, the Home Ministry has today decided that all CAPF canteens will sell only indigenous products. This will be applicable to all CAPF canteens of the country from June 1, 2020. 50 lakh family members of around 10 lakh CAPF personnel will use the swadeshi products,” Shah tweeted. 

According to PTI, the CAPFs — CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP, SSB, NSG and Assam Rifles — canteens together sell products worth about Rs 2,800 crore annually. 

The Home Minister also referred to PM Modi’s appeal to make the country self-reliant and use products made in India, saying, “If every Indian pledges to use products made in India (Swadeshi), the country can become self-sufficient in five years.”

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