Nagpur's central prison inmates will receive skill development training

Nagpur's central prison inmates will receive skill development training

15 February 2022, Mumbai:

Around 60 central prison inmates will receive one-and-a-half months of skill-based training in the textile sector thanks to a collaboration between the Union Ministry of Textiles (MoT) and Nagpur Central Jail (Maharashtra).

These detainees, which include 20 women, would get a daily stipend of Rs. 300. The effort is part of the 'Samarth' project, which focuses on skill development and support.

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According to reports, the Ministry of Transport has also offered support to guarantee that offenders receive loans ranging from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 10 lakh so that they may start their own manufacturing business after they are freed from jail.

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Inmates would benefit from the proposed training sessions with specialists from the Ministry of Textiles, which would teach them how to make mats, bed sheets, bed coverings, and other textile-based items.

"We already have a weaving division in jail where a few offenders have been involved in manufacturing," Anup Kumar Kumre, Prison SP, said. Those offenders, as well as others with a strong track record, have been named as candidates.

"He went on to say that weaving skills may enable offenders to earn enough money to support themselves and their families.


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