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Ayurvedic clinic opened at Nalgonda central jail

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Jails department Director General VK Singh stated that department was marching towards self-sufficiency through various businesses and at the same...

Nalgonda: Jails department Director General VK Singh stated that department was marching towards self-sufficiency through various businesses and at the same time has been providing employment to inmates, released prisoners and unemployed youth in the State.

Singh along with district SP Srinivas Rao and Jail Superintendent Srinivas launched the Ayurvedic Village (Clinic) and a food court in district central jail premises in Nalgonda on Thursday.
Addressing the media on the occasion, Singh said the department was not considering inmates as prisoners, instead as stakeholders in department’s business activities.

Various products made by inmates at different jails has been selling in the name of ‘My Nation’ brand at ‘My Nation’ stores established on premises of all jails in the state and also at sales counters arranged on the premises of fuel filling centres run by Jails department.

The Department has been providing employment to the life convicted and released prisoners at fuel filling stations, Ayurvedic clinics and food courts run by jails department, he said. Stating that My Nation stores would be established at village-level, the officials added that the department aimed to achieve Rs 120 crore turnover by the 2020 through various business activities.

He informed that department would utilise the services of inmates and released prisoners to reach the targeted self-sufficiency. Singh further urged people to extend their cooperation to Jails department by utilising the services being provided by them.

As part of social service by the jails department, rehabilitation centre has been opened to beggars in Hyderabad and soon the centres would be extended to districts in near future, he informed. Similarly, citizen forums constituted with good samaritans in all the districts to create awareness among the people on government welfare schemes and to make them partners in government development schemes.

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