Defence Ministry to ban sale of imported items from China at CSD



The Defence Ministry is planning to ban the sale of imported items from China at its canteen stores department.

The move comes as part of its efforts to promote local goods under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat scheme.

“A number of imported items are going to be stopped from being sold in the Canteen Stores Department (CSD) and the unit run canteens under it,” defence sources said.

The country has over 3,500 canteens. Of the over 5,000 unique items sold through the CSD, around 400 are imported, of which most items are from Chinese firms.