Jail Inmates to Help Government Regulate Food Price

Bangalore: The present India is hurdling many problems –corruption, unemployment, illiteracy and over population to name a few. Among them, rise in cost of living is one such major setback the country is facing now. Price rise of many essential commodities have inflicted almost all the cities and has affected the budget of the household dearly. In an initiative to curb price rise of food, the government of Kerala has chosen an inspiring idea where the prisons across the state are embracing a tag of food production centres. The Central Jail in Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram is already making and supplying food at cheaper rates compared to the food available in hotels in and around the city, reports J. Binduraj for Indiatoday.

In a recent update, Chapattis and curry prepared by the jail inmates will be made available to the pilgrims to Sabarimala, one of South India’s biggest pilgrimage destination Each packet consisting of five chapattis and curry will be purchased for 25 by the Travancore Devaswom board, which runs the Sabarimala temple from the jail authorities and will be sold at 30 through their outlets in Sabarimala, Erumeli and Pampa.

During the Mandala pooja season between November 14 and January 16, over hundred prisoners will be hired to make chapattis in various shifts. Presently, jail inmates from central jails in Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kannur and Kozhikode are engaged in making chapattis which are sold through various outlets in the cities.

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