Prisoners' productivity: Trained inmates helped Jails to earn record Rs 150 cr

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New Delhi, Oct 3: Earning of the Indian Jails has gone up to record level in 2014. Reportedly, the Jails earned Rs 150 crore in 2014 by selling products made by the trained inmates. The figure was Rs 144.32 crore and Rs 128.24 crore in 2013 and 2012 respectively.

This has been revealed in a report by the National Crime Records Bureau. According to the report, total 63,256 prison inmates were given various vocational training in 2014. Maximum people were trained in weaving (9.85 per cent) followed by tailoring (7.8 per cent) and agriculture (7.2 per cent).

Jails earned record Rs 150 cr in 2014

When gross value of sale proceeds were estimated, Tamil Nadu lead the states, says NCRB report. It earned Rs 36.97 core followed by Kerala (Rs 21.43 crore), Bihar (Rs 15.47 crore) and Delhi (Rs 14.72 crore).

In 2013, Delhi was on top with Rs 27.92 crore.

On goods produced per inmate, Kerela performed the best. The inmate earned Rs 30,285.40 in Kerela followed by other states i.e. Tamil Nadu (Rs 23,291.50), Chandigarh (Rs 16,709.40), Delhi (Rs 10,630.30) and Gujarat (Rs 6,266.3).

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