‘Jail-made’ hawai chappal will quickly be accessible in your next-door store or market in Kerala as a central jail right here has began manufacturingthe rubber slippers now. After doling out quite a lot of merchandise, together with scrumptious however cost-effective meals objects, and efficiently venturing into natural farming and wonder parlour enterprise to operating a petroleum pump, the inmates of the Poojappura Central Jail right here at the moment are making footwear.
As a part of a collection of welfare measures for the prisoners to deliver them to the forefront of society, the Kerala Prisons and Correctional Companies Division lately established a guide footwear manufacturing unit on the jail premises.
The jail authorities launched photographs of inmates, of their typical apparel, engaged in chappal making and the colorful footwear they made.
“Every pair of slipper might be offered at Rs 80 and it will likely be marketed below the model name-Freedom Stroll,” Superintendent of the jail and correction dwelling Nirmalanandan Nair stated. Director Basic of Prisons and Correctional companies Rishi Raj Singh, DGP, on Saturday launched the sale of the
slippers at a perform within the jail premises adhering to COVID protocols.
In the meantime, a jail assertion right here stated the Poojappura central jail has now develop into an entire COVID-free zone. With the coordinated efforts of Well being and Jail Departments, the central jail has develop into freed from the viral an infection in a single month.
“All of the 42 inmates, who had remained COVID constructive, have now turned damaging for the illness. At current, there is no such thing as a COVID constructive affected person at this jail,” the superintendent stated.
Within the wake of the pandemic, varied companies supplied by the jail had been stopped briefly. Now, welfare varied companies, together with meals unit, cafeteria, gents’ magnificence parlour and the sale of natural greens, have been resumed now, he added.
Searching for to faucet the massively standard on-line meals market, the state Jail Division had lately begun providing biriyani ready by the inmates.
For this, they’ve tied up with Swiggy, the web meals supply participant. The Freedom Meals Manufacturing unit, an enterprise promoting meals, primarily chappathi and hen curry combo, ready by the inmates at prisons within the state, has been engaged within the enterprise since 2011.