Home Minister Amit Shah has revealed that from June 1, only swadeshi products will be sold at the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) canteens and stores across the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his televised address to the nation, has called upon to make the country self-reliant and use products made in India. Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah has described this appeal as a guiding light to make India the global leader in future.
According to a government press release, the total purchase value would be around Rs. 2,800 crore. With this decision, 50 lakh family members of about 10 lakh CAPF personnel will use indigenous products.
Appealing to promote Indian goods, the Home Minister said, “You should use the products made in the country as much as possible and encourage others to do the same. This is not the time to be lagging behind, but to turn the crisis into an opportunity.”
According to Shah, if every Indian pledges to use products made in India (swadeshi), the country can become self-sufficient in next five years.
Appealing to the people of the country, the Home Minister said, “Let us all strengthen the hands of Prime Minister Modi in this journey of making India self-reliant, by using indigenous products.”