In a few months from now, jails in Telangana State will have their own outlets to sell products made by prisoners, and that too with a brand name -- ‘My Nation’.
This would be one of the steps to make prisons self-sufficient in funds and transform them into reformation centres, said Telangana Prisons and Correctional Services DG Vinay Kumar Singh on Tuesday.
Addressing a press conference, Mr. Singh said that he hopes the Rs. 1 crore annual budget allocation made to the department would be returned to the Government by next year by making jails manufacturing hubs.
The first outlet to sell goods like soaps, blankets, furniture and bakery items made by prisoners would come up at Chanchalguda central prison in a few months.