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Punjab looks to Tihar for info on facilities at prisons

chandigarh Updated: Aug 07, 2012 20:47 IST
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Punjab jails minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur on Tuesday visited the Tihar Prison to get first-hand knowledge about the facilities introduced for the inmates at Asia's largest prison complex.


Tihar Jail, which houses over 11,000 prisoners, has many firsts to its credit such as introducing facilities such as campus placement, vocational training facilities, phone facility and an insurance scheme among others for its inmates.

Accompanied by jail director, IG (Punjab prisons), the minister stayed on the prison premises of the prison for three hours and was told about the facilities introduced for the welfare of the inmates. "He was here at 11am in the morning. What impressed him was the jail factory, insurance scheme for inmates, vocational training institute, music room, 'padho padhao' scheme, all introduced for the welfare of the inmates," Tihar Prisons spokesperson Sunil Gupta said.

"We first introduced him to the facilities through a PowerPoint presentation. He then expressed his desire to visit the jail factory. There, he was impressed by the quality of the eatables being produced and was surprised to learn that we have so many outlets across the city and Reliance Fresh has agreed to sell TJ brand products in their outlets," he said.