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Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Unveiled the Brand 'Mukti' of Bihar Prison Industry

  • 04 Oct 2023
  • 2 min read

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On October 3, 2023, in a program organized at the museum located at Sardar Patel Bhawan in Patna, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unveiled the brand ‘Mukti’ of the prison industry.

Key Points:

  • An exhibition of materials made by the prisoners in the jail was also organized in the museum. The prisoners lodged in the jails of Bihar are manufacturing more than 100 items.
  • In this, spices, sattu, bread, herbal tea, cotton clothes, khadi clothes, wood industry, handicrafts, printing materials, slippers industry, home care, food, iron, paper etc. are produced.
  • At present, prison industries are operating in 8 central and 2 divisional prisons (total 10 prisons) of Bihar. Through this, about 1000 hard labor prisoners are getting employment. The prisoners have been given special training for this.
  • The scheme of ‘one prison-one product’ is being worked on in the jails of Bihar. There is a plan to include 33 divisional jails and 17 sub-jails in this scheme. The Kara industry will be established here.
  • The Inspector General of Prisons said that the revenue received from the sale of products manufactured by the prison industry is spent on the welfare of the families of prisoners suffering from crime, and some part of it also goes to the Prisoner Welfare Fund.
  • The exhibition included Adarsh Central Jail, Beur, Patna, Central Jail, Buxar, Central Jail, Motihari, Shaheed Khudiram Bose Central Jail, Muzaffarpur, Shaheed Jubba Sahni Central Jail, Bhagalpur, Special Central Jail, Bhagalpur, Central Jail, Gaya, Camp Mandal Jail Various materials made by prisoners from Phulwari Sharif and Mandal Jail, Chhapra have been displayed.

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