Telangana Prison Authorities Plan To Set Up 100 Petrol Bunks

Petrol bunks would employ prisoners to rehabilitate them better - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad: Telangana DIG A. Narasimha will be participating in the 5th national conference of heads of prisons of states and Union Territories on prison reforms held by Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) in New Delhi from September 29-30.

The conference will emphasize on prison reforms and Narasimha will talk about best practices in prisons with special reference to agriculture and industry, adding he will also speak of setting up and operating of petrol bunks in jails.

The prisons department has chalked out a plan to open a total of 100 petrol bunks throughout the state that would fetch a revenue of Rs 200 crore per annum

Other topics that will be dealt with by officials from across country include rehabilitation and reintegration of inmates, technology and security in prisons.

“The prisons department has chalked out a plan to open a total of 100 petrol bunks throughout the state that would fetch a revenue of Rs 200 crore per annum,” Narasimha said.

He said that unlike existing petrol bunks which are operated by convicts the proposed new petrol bunks would also employ prisoners who have served their terms to help them rehabilitate better.

It may be recalled that operations of a petrol bunk to the prisons department has been handed over by IOC in Uppal lately and a steel manufacturing unit was set up at Open air jail at Cherlapally on public-private partnership (PPP) basis.

Authorities said both government and private parties placed orders worth Rs 20 crore for manufacture of steel furniture. The Cherlapally central prison also got a Rs 2 crore order to supply steel furniture to chief minister K Chandrasekhara Rao’s constituency Gajwel.



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