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Bihar Initiative for Gainful Employment to Prison Inmates

The Bhagalpur Central jail, in Bihar, has recently acquired a state-of-the-art printing press. One hundred inmates of the jail will be trained to operate it by the manufacturers free of cost. The trained inmates would later train others.

The press would provide gainful employment to the prison inmates as well as reduce recurring costs of the home (prisons) department.

Contrary to its general backward image, Bihar has a good record in this type of initiative. Some programmes started by Bihar jails include computer training, painting classes, yoga sessions and bakery and handicraft training.

According to Bureau of Police Research & Development, in 2008-09, Bihar jails generated a revenue of Rs 10.76 crore, from the sale of products made by the inmates of the state's jails. This was more than that generated by any other state in India.


Sandhya said...

Interesting news. Is the CM, Nitish Kumar promoting these things?

BK Chowla, said...

May be Nitish may be not.But, Nitish seems to be lucky for Bihar.
Napolean had once said....Now I need lucky generals than brave ones.

Vinod_Sharma said...

I am feeling like making a wicked comment here, to be taken in the right, light spirit. Apologies in advance to anyone who might be offended.

It seems Biharis do well either in a prison or in Mumbai! No one wants them in Mumbai. So, for Bihar's sake, Nitish should try a new stimulus package:construct many more prisons in Bihar and fill them!

Gopinath Mavinkurve said...

Vinodji, you are right about your observation about Biharis. In prison or in Mumbai, you've got to work hard and that's what they are good at. It is the leaders who have seen to it that Bihar remains what it was - a place that can be plundered and looted forever!

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