MHA directs CAPFs to adopt ‘swadeshi’ goods in canteens, office

NEW DELHI: The Union Home Ministry has directed all CAPFs or paramilitary forces to shun foreign brands and introduce ‘swadeshi’ goods, including food items, household goods and clothing, in their canteens and offices, officials said on Thursday.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has also decided to enhance the monetary grant to the countrywide network of over 1,700 Central Police Canteens (CPCs) as it has turned down the plea of these forces and paramilitary veterans who were seeking an exemption under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for these stores.

An official order by the ministry said ‘swadeshi’ should be made available in these canteens, food items, clothes and accoutrements for khaki and combat uniform, bed sheets, towels, curtains, stationery and all other miscellaneous items. (AGENCIES)