Paramilitary canteens to have only ‘swadeshi’ products: Centre

Reiterating PM Modi’s pitch to go local, Home Minister Amit Shah said the decision will help 10 lakh CAPF personnel and their 50 lakh family members to use locally-manufactured products

The Home Minister has urged Indians to use and encourage others to use locally-produced goods. Photo for representational purpose only: iStock

Taking forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pitch for an Aatma Nirbhar Bharat or self-reliant India, the Centre on Wednesday (May 13) announced that products only made in India will be sold in paramilitary canteens from June 1.

The announcement was made by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Twitter.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to citizens to make India self-reliant and use locally-made products, will show the country the path to become a global leader in the coming days,” he tweeted.

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Shah said, along these lines, the Home Ministry has decided that only swadeshi (local) products will be sold at the canteens of all central armed paramilitary forces (CAPF).

“This will help almost 10 lakh CAPF personnel and their 50 lakh family members to use locally-made products,” Shah tweeted.

Shah also urged citizens to increase the use of localised products and encourage others to do the same

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“In five years our democracy will become self-reliant if every Indian takes the pledge to use swadeshi products,” he tweeted.

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