Swadeshi Initiative Results In Dropping Over 1,000 Products From Paramilitary CanteensTop Stories

June 01, 2020 19:58
Swadeshi Initiative Results In Dropping Over 1,000 Products From Paramilitary Canteens

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India is now going back in time and following the same history of ‘Swadeshi Movement’ that Mahatma Gandhi had introduced to battle against the British.Once again, in the present, we see Modi ji re-living the same idea to improve the Indian Economy and make it self-reliant.

Last month, the Government had announced that from June 1st, all the paramilitary canteens will sell only Indian products to support the domestic industries.

Having said, across the country, more than 1,000 imported products won’t be available at paramilitary canteens. Only "Made in India" products will be sold in these canteens.

While announcing a mega economic package to tackle the economic impact of coronavirus this decision of selling only Indian products came up.

There were around 60-70 percent of them who bought essential and basic itemsat paramilitary canteens. According to an official, "The canteens were mostly catering to lower and upper level of the constabulary. But this decision would have an impact on the rest 30 to 40 per cent.”

He even mentioned that there was a high demand on most of the high-end brands. Given that these brands won’t be available anymore, everyone has to wait and see the other brands that the Government would bring up next.

Total annual sales of paramilitary canteens is only about 2,800 crores. What the CAPF includes is the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), National Security Guard (NSG) and Assam Rifles.


Here are a list of products that won’t be available in the paramilitary canteens now on. What are they?

1. Nutella, Kinder Joy, Tic Tac, Horlicks Oats, Eureka Forbes,Tommy Hilfiger shirts and Adidas body sprays.

2. Microwave ovens and several other home appliances.

3. The seven firms de-listed are Skechers, Ferrero, Red Bull, Victorinox, Safilo (Polaroid, Carrera).

4. The canteens have been divided into three categories by the Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandars.

  • Category 1 - Products made in India
  • Category 2 - Products with imported raw materials but are manufactured or assembled in India
  • Category 3 - Purely imported products

NOTE:This group of Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandars are not approving products from companies failing to provide information related to categories mentioned above.

By Neha Makhija

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