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Tihar mulls to introduce buffet system for inmates

india Updated: Mar 29, 2009 10:10 IST
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Prisoners at the capital’s Tihar jail might soon see a change in the way food is served to them with authorities considering introducing the buffet system to prevent wastage of eatables.Jail authorities are planning to introduce the buffet system because some inmates waste food as the quantity served as per the rules are more than enough for them to consume, while some require more than the quantity served to them, a senior jail official told PTI.

Also in a recent meeting, a four-member committee, headed by Director General (Prisons) B K Gupta decided to replace gram (Chana), which is being served to inmates as a snack along with tea in the afternoon with biscuits from April one.The committee also included a dietitians from the Deen Dayal Upadhaya Hospital, the Jail hospital’s Resident Medical Officer and Deputy Secretary (Finance expenditure) as its members.

Inmates are getting 60 grams of boiled or parched gram with tea, according to the jail’s diet manual in lunch.“Most of them throw it, so we are now going to provide 30 grams of biscuits which has almost the same nutritional value,” the official said, adding this has been done after receiving a feedback from the inmates that they would definitely like it.