In a bid to advertise native items below the Aatmanirbhar Bharat scheme, the Defence Ministry is working in direction of banning the sale of imported objects from nations together with China at its Canteen Shops Division.
“Quite a lot of imported objects are going to be stopped from being offered within the Canteen Shops Division (CSD) and the unit run canteens below it,” ANI quoted defence sources as saying.
The CSD was created to supply ‘quick access to high quality merchandise of every day use, at costs lower than market charges’ to the troopers, ex-servicemen and their households.
The CSD runs one of many largest retail retailer chains within the nation with over 3,500 canteens unfold from Siachen glacier within the north to Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory within the southernmost a part of the nation.
Of the over 5,000 totally different objects offered by way of the CSD, round 400 are imported. Of those, the vast majority of objects are from Chinese language companies together with bathroom brushes, diaper pants, rice cookers, electrical kettles, sandwich toasters, vacuum cleaners, sun shades, girls’ purses, laptops and desktop computer systems.
It’s probably that the sale of these things by way of the CSD counters could be banned and they might get replaced by Indian merchandise, the sources stated.
Sources stated that the import of overseas liquor can be more likely to be stopped on the market in canteens. For the final many months, high-end overseas liquor manufacturers haven’t been made accessible in many of the unit run canteens.
Earlier, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik had stated that the ministry has not taken any resolution on promoting solely ‘Made in India’ merchandise in navy canteens.
(With ANI inputs)