Jail inmates set up mobile snacks van in Gujarat

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Ahmedabad, July 3 (ANI): Inmates of jail along with prison authorities in Gujarat have set up a mobile van to sell traditional snacks.

After the grand success of static Bhajjia house near the jail premises of Sabarmati Central jail, the administration has set up mobile snacks van with the aim of extending the jail industry products to the consumers.

The van will be stationed at popular public places in the city and jail food delicacies will be served under the brand name of Prison Inc. Jail inmates.

They will be selling food items like Dal wada, boiled corns, vegetable puff and other bakery items. The revenues generated by this will be used for prisoner's welfare.

"The jail bhajjiya's (traditional snacks) is very famous in Gujarat and everyday we are selling about 25,000 rupees worth bhajjiyas (snacks) in the jail. I hit upon the idea, why not make available these bahjjiyas at different areas in the city.

With that the idea came up we must have a mobile snacks van in which it can be prepared on the spot and served piping hot," said Keshav Kumar, Inspector General Of Sabarmati Central Jail.

State Bank of India (SBI) is sponsoring the entire project for the rehabilitation of jail inmates.

The jail inmates are trained cooks who have been hand picked for their good conduct and proficiency in making mouth- watering bhajias.

"This is good that bank has helped us. With their support we are able to get exposure and snack mobile van is promoted," said Manish Amrutlal, a jail inmate. By Ami Sharma (ANI)

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