13 May 2020, 02:05 pm By Rohit Sindhu
Vocal for Local: CAPF 10 Lakh families will use indigenous products, says MHA

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) hours after Prime Minister Modi's address where he called for being Vocal for Local products, announced that 10 Lakh CAPF families will start using indigenous products. Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah in his tweet said that Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) including CRPF, CISF, ITBP, NIA have joined the mission to support local products, local manufacturing and all canteens and stores to start sail-purchase of local products only. This will be implemented from June 1, 2020 said Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday.

CAPF will use Indigenous Products

Nearly 50 lakh family members of about 10 lakh CAPF personnel will use indigenous products, from June 1 said Home Ministry.
On Tuesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi made several announcements including Financial Package of Rs 20 Lakh Crores, ramp up of local manufacturing and local production in Fifth Address to the Nation. In the same row PM Modi stressed for being Vocal for Local products. On Tuesday in his address to the nation PM urged all citizens to come out in their own support for their products' sale by being Vocal. 

In successive to the campaign hors after Prime Minister's urge for local production MHA announced its part by supporting the indigenous products in Canteens. According to MHA, all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) canteens to sell only indigenous products from June 1, whose gross purchase is of 2800 Crores and this will help nearly 10 Lakh CAPF personnel families.

CAPF Canteens to sell local products from June 1

In his fifth address Prime Minister Modi said the coronavirus crisis has taught us the importance of local manufacturing, market and supply chain. He said that local has helped us through the crisis, helped us survive. We have to make local our motto. PM said that all global brands of today began locally. But when their people started marketing, branding and praising, they became global. Every Indian should become vocal for local. Don't just buy, but also promote PM said in his address.

PM said I proudly feel that when I requested you to buy khadi and support handloom workers, in short span on time, their demand and sell touched the roof. You made them a global brand,recalling his request to the people soon after his government came to power in 2014.