Ministry of Defence: Canteen Stores Department

Last Modified: Tue Apr 25 2017 16:09:12 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 1948
    Year the Canteen Stores Department - commonly known as CSD - was created to provide 'easy access to quality products of daily use, at prices less than market rates' to the soldiers, ex-servicemen and their families.
  • 12 million
    consumers served comprising serving personnel of the army, navy and the air force, ex-servicemen, and their families.
  • 5,300
    products sold - ranging from biscuits and beer to shampoos and cars.
  • 600
    Suppliers. For most suppliers, particularly, consumer product companies, CSD accounts for 5-7% of their total volume sales.
  • 3,901
    unit run canteens through which the products are sold (physical stores). In addition there are 34 depots, administered by 5 Regional Offices.
  • 2,391
    Number of employees.