Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced that all the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) canteens and stores across the country will sell only indigenous products, from 1 June 2020. The move comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for “vocal for local”. The announcement was made by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
The total purchase value of CAPF canteens, the MHA said, would be around Rs 2,800 crore. “With this decision, 50 lakh family members of about 10 lakh CAPF personnel will use indigenous products,” an MHA statement said.
In this direction on Wednesday, the Home Minister said, "The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided that all the CAPF canteens will now sell 'only indigenous products at the canteens and stores'.
The Home Minister said said this is not the time to stay behind but to turn disaster into opportunity. "If every Indian pledges to use products made in India (Swadeshi), the democracy of the country can become self-sufficient in five years."