On May 12, 2020, Amit Shah said that people should make maximum use of products made in the country. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the importance of local products and local manufacturing for self-sufficient India, Home Minister Amit Shah today appealed to the people to use products made in India and all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) canteens. Ordered to sell only indigenous products.
In this direction, the Ministry of Home Affairs has decided that all CAPF canteens will now sell only indigenous products from next month across the country. “With this, 50 lakh families of about 10 lakh CAPF personnel will be used indigenously,” Shah said.
The Central Armed Police Forces – CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP, SSB, NSG, and Assam Rifles – together sell about canteen products worth₹2,800 crores annually.