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There has been manifold growth in the turnover of the Jail Factory in the last year.

The Jail Factory is the single most valuable endeavor to reform and rehabilitate the inmates of Tihar Jail. The turnover for the last five years (all units) is as below:

The above growth is possible with the close participation of convicts and the Jail staff and NGO's. Different articles ranging from confectionaries items to Furniture, Carpets, Oils and soaps etc. are under the T. J. brand.

Jail Factory is located in Central Jail No. 2 where all the convicts are lodged in various trades so that after their release they can be rehabilitated. Convicts are given remuneration 25% is deducted for the Victim Welfare Fund. About 600 convicts are working in the Factory and their endeavor is to take the strength to 800 in 2009-10.

Heads of various States Prisons have visited and appreciated this noble endeavor to reform and have sought to implement the same in their Jails. This Factory is a "NO PROFIT NO LOSS" u nit thereby providing affordable products of high quality and not draining the state exchequers. It also helps in keeping inmates busy so that they keep away from negative activities.

ISO certification for the Jail Factory is being vigorously persuaded and hopefully will be given to the Jail Factory soon.

The various works being undertaken in different sections of the Jail Factory:-

Weaving Section

This section which was initially established for manufacture of cloth for Staff Uniform, Convict Uniform, cotton durries etc. It has now started manufacturing Terry-cot cloth (White), Woollen Carpets, Convict Chaddar, Woollen Chaddar, Fine Chaddar, Double-Bed Chaddar, Dasuti Cloth/cloth for cotton dresses, Handloom durries, Dusters. Introduction of  up-to date technology with the installation of new power loom machines has not only augmented the production capacity of the section, but has also created a training  ground for convicts working on these machines. Apart from meeting internal requirements of approx. 12,000 inmates, we have been privileged to secure orders from various departments of the Government of NCT of Delhi and from the private sector. There are 8 power looms and 52 handlooms in this section and 4 additional power looms are being installed.

TOTAL PRODUCTION OF VARIOUS TYPES OF CLOTHS IN YEAR 2007-08 IS AROUND 63,000 METERS

TURN OVER FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2007-08: Rs.27,78,618

 
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Carpentry Section

This is the largest section of the Jail Factory with a work force of approximately 350 workers. During the last financial year more than 30,000 excellent quality Marandi Wood Desks were supplied to various schools in Delhi. This section also trains convicts in the finer works of carving and carpentry, making furniture for sale to the general public. This is one flag ship unit with the highest turnover. At present this unit is producing various types of office furniture, including office Chair-Table, Visitor Chairs, Computer Table, Center Table, Sofa Set, Rocking Chair etc. for various private and Govt. run Polytechnics, Indian Technical Institutes, Bhai Parmanand Institute of Business Studies, Sh. Adhya Kalyani Shakti Vidyapeeth, Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering, District Courts etc. Furniture here is 100% Teak Wood made.  

TURN OVER FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2007-08: Rs.3,60,77,545

 
 
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Chemical Section

Soap, Phenyl manufacture and Oil Expelling are the basic functions of this unit. Mustard Oil of the finest quality is produced in the section. Unit was initially started for production of in-house consumption of these items, but at present the same is available for open sale to the public at much lower rates then the market. By-product of Oil like Oil Cake or Khul of this unit is sold in the open market through open auction.

 

PRODUCTION OF OIL DURING YEAR 2007-08 IS 1,44,000 LITERS.

PRODUCTION OF OIL CAKE DURING YEAR 2007-08 IS 360 TONNES.

TURN OVER FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2007-08: Rs.1,00,42,612


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Paper Unit

The unit, the only eco-friendly unit, prides in unique training section of Tihar Factory where inmates are trained in the art of hand made paper, right from paper manufacturing from pulp to that of converting them into beautiful hand made paper and converting it to various items like carry bags, fancy paper bags, file covers, file boards, envelopes, grass paper, tiger paper, leather paper, moon-rock paper, marble paper, tea paper, and card board paper in addition to meet internal stationary requirements of the Jail administration. This unit supplies stationary items to various Govt. Departments i.e. Delhi High Court, various District Courts of Delhi, Department of Education and Ministry of Environment etc. Old Government files and paper from various departments are recycled in this unit.  

TURN OVER FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2007-08: Rs.19,64,775


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Tailoring Section

This unit was primarily started for imparting vocational training to convicts for post release rehabilitation. About thirty (30) convicts are being trained in modern stitching and tailoring techniques at any given time. This section caters to tailoring requirements of prisoners and Jail staff uniform. Effective quality control measure with rigid scrutiny of efficiency has led to remarkable increase in the turnover of this unit. During the last year, the section has also been catering to the Hospitality Industry, Navy and Parliament house through various NGO's. A new endeavor to train convicts in modern techniques of Fashion Design has also been started with the help of Design House ”Style Guru"  

TURN OVER FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2007-08: Rs.18,68,888


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Bakery Section

Tihar Baking School basically caters to bread requirements for morning tea/Breakfast of approximately 12,000 inmates on any given day. It is the most sought after section of the Tihar Factory as it produces very delicious Biscuits and Namkeens of 10 variants each, Potato Wafers for which supply usually struggles to cope with demand. With the introduction of modern technology, this unit has now started manufacturing varieties of biscuits, rusks, cakes, namkeen etc. under strict quality control and hygienic conditions. These products are not only available for sale through Dry Canteens of various Jails but are also supplied to various Government departments, including Delhi Secretariat, Gandhi Smriti, Rajghat, Canteens of schools run by Municipal Corporation of Delhi. 

ANNUAL PRODUCTION IN YEAR 2007-08 IS 14400 KG OF NAMKEENS, 31200 KG OF BISCUITS, 6000 KG RUSK'S AND 4,38,000 LOAVES

TURN OVER FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2007-08: Rs.1,13,77,362

TARGET FOR THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR 2008-09: Rs.1.50 CRORE


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Pottery

This unit is fulfilling the requirement of pitchers and flowerpots in all jails. It also imparts training to the jail inmates for manufacturing earthen/terracotta goods so that they can earn their livelihood after their release from the jail.

 

 

 

TURN OVER FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2007-08: Rs.1,25,000


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Tihar Haat

Tihar Haat serves as a shopping window for Jail products. It is located just outside the main gate of Central Jail No. 1 for the sole purpose of making products manufactured at the Jail Factory available for sale to the general public. It functions as an eye opener of the constructive and creative abilities of prisoners and also adds to the Government Exchequer. Jail products have also received international exposure through participation in India International Trade Fair and other exhibitions from time to time. A number of NGOs presently involved in various activities of the Jail Factory have been a source of encouragement and support to our on-going efforts to reform and rehabilitate prisoners through various vocational training units of the Jail Factory.


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Sales Outlets

Delhi Secretariat Canteen, New Delhi-110002

Gandhi Smriti, Tees January Marg, New Delhi-110001

Gandhi Smriti, Rajghat, New Delhi-110002

Tihar Haat, Jail Road, near Jail No. 1, New Delhi-110064

TOTAL TURN OVER FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2007-08: Rs.6,41,09,800.

For bulk orders and any other information please contact:

Superintendent, Central Jail No. 2,

Tihar Jail, New Delhi-110064,

Telephone - 011-28522120 (Direct)
011-28520895/28520695/28520012 Ext. No. 242 & 214

Mail at tihar@nic.in  


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