Govt withdraws list of over 1000 non -Swadeshi items from CAPF canteens

Govt withdraws list of over 1000 non -Swadeshi items from CAPF canteens

Agency News

New Delhi, June 1 : Amid persistence confusion over the list of banned non swadeshi items in CAPF canteen for sale, the Government on Monday withdrew the list of over 1,000 non indigenous products, de-listed them and gave instruction that they are not to be sold at the Central Armed Police Force ‘Police Kalyan Bhandar’.

In an officials communication in the name of Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) which manages the these canteens across the country, said “ It is clarified that the list issued by the Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandar on May 29, regarding the delisting of certain products has been erroneously issued at the level of CEO. This list has been withdrawn and action is being initiated for the lapses”.

Controversies erupted on Monday when the Kendriya Police Kalyan circulated an order on June 1 saying as many as 1,026 products manufactured by the Dabur, Bajaj, VIP Industries, Eureka Forbes and Nestle India will now not to be sold in these canteens as these products were not indigenous or are prepared from imported raw material or ingredients. Following the clarion call given by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to use and promote the local products as they served the most during the COVID lockdown, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah on May 13 announced that only indigenous or swadeshi items will be sold from June 1 in all 1,700 CAPF canteens to promote domestic industries. (UNI)