September 10, 2016
Bengal to train prisoners in correctional homes to become self reliant
The state correctional home department has taken a unique move to train the prisoners in producing bakery and food items to make them self reliant. This move will reduce the huge expenditure of maintaining the kitchens.
The department has a plan to train the prisoners on how to prepare mustard oil, bakery items, candles, textiles, umbrellas, phenols and other items. The department is also looking at how the prisoners could be used for farming for which they would be handed over various modern equipments and manure to increase the productivity.
Under this current project, around 378 prisoners have already been employed. Profit has been made by the departments by running the schemes at Presidency Correctional Homes, Alipore Correctional Homes, Behrampore Correctional Homes, Midnapore Central Correctional Home.