The jails department has tied up with the Trident Group to train inmates in stitching. The first batch of 3 months began on Tuesday and has 25 inmates.
The stitching machines of Japanese make and the raw material have been provided by the group. The trainers have also been provided by the industrial behemoth.
"For all the arrangements, we have signed an MOU with the Trident group," said Kulwinder Singh, jail superintendent.
"The trainees are inmates who have been convicted for at least 10 years and have been in jail for some time. These inmates will then train the others," Singh added.
The Trident Group will also buy back the finished items after providing the raw material and the 99% profit earned from the finished works will be given to convicts, do this work after training.
The initiative will help inmates land a job after they are out of the jail and on parole etc.
The jail with a capacity of about 2,000 houses about 1,850 inmates, including undertrials and convicts.
"This is the first of its kind project in the jail. We also propose to start some other such projects. I have also prepared a playgrounds for the inmates so that that the drug addiction can be tackled," Singh added.