The defence ministry on Saturday said it has not taken any decisions on selling only “Made in India” items in military canteens run by it across the country, reported PTI.
“No decision has been taken in this regard,” Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said in Rajya Sabha. He was asked if his ministry will consider using and selling only “Made in India” products in its stores as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for self-reliance and “vocal for local”.
The Union minister said that the total turnover of defence canteens in 2017-’18 was Rs 17,190 crore. It went up to Rs 18,917 crore in 2018-’19. The total turnover was Rs 17,588 in 2019-’20. In the ongoing fiscal year, the amount was recorded at Rs 3,692 crore till August.
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