Six fuel pumps in Rajasthan being run by jail inmates

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Published: March 16,2021 09:49 AM
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March 16, 2021: Rajasthan’s Jaipur prison has opened a petrol pump that is being operated by jail inmates.

March 16, 2021: Rajasthan’s Jaipur prison has opened a petrol pump that is being operated by jail inmates.



The Director-General of prison Rajeev Dasot said, “Over 100 prisoners are working at fuel pumps built on jail premises at six locations across the state.”



This initiative is providing an opportunity for prisoners to earn money. The revenue generated through the petrol pump will also be used for infrastructure development of prison, he added.



Prisoners working here are trained and receive Rs 249 per day salary that gets transferred to their bank accounts. At Jaipur pump, we registered a sale of Rs 1 crore last month and our target is Rs 3 crore per month, he further said.



Jaipur jail department will open petrol pumps at 12 locations in the next phase, the officer said.