290 acre open air jail soon in Chandampet

290 acre open air jail soon in Chandampet
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The Telangana government is keen to set up an open-air jail in the Agency area of Chandampet which would likely spread in about 289 acres of sprawling area in the backwater region of Nagarjuna Sagar project. 

Nalgonda: The Telangana government is keen to set up an open-air jail in the Agency area of Chandampet which would likely spread in about 289 acres of sprawling area in the backwater region of Nagarjuna Sagar project.

The proposed jail will take up agricultural and allied activity with the participation of inmates. The Hans India has earlier reported that 289 acres was allotted in Peddamunigal panchayat surrounding areas that include Neredugommu and Chandampet.

Officials who surveyed 350 acres allotted 289 acres for the proposed open-air jail. A letter to this effect has been addressed to the Chief Commissioner of the Land Administration.

As there is an acute shortage of water, vegetable cultivation and other self-employment related activities are not progressing along the expected lines.

Therefore, the government contemplated to set up the open-air jail here as there will be no water problem in the Nagarjuna Sagar project backwater region and thereby encourage inmates of jail to take up vegetable cultivation and horticulture.

The officials are reportedly contemplating to house prisoners belonging to Nalgonda, Warangal and Khammam district and those kept in Charlapalli jail in the proposed open-air jail which is going to be built at a cost of Rs 50 crore. Director General of Jails VK Singh is going to visit the place shortly to inspect the site.

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