Prison Industry

Main Objective:

The main purpose of the operation of the industries established in the prisons is to provide vocational training to prisoners besides the production of necessary material for the prisoners so that after the release from the prison they can become self-sufficient and can earn a living from working efficiently. Materials produced by industries established in prisons besides fulfilling the requirements of different department also meet the demand of various government / non-government departments. Material produced in prisons like carpet, linen, scarves, duster and phenyl are sold at prison level and to general public through a jail depot present at Aminabad in Lucknow.

05 key industries in central prisons are active in - Agra, Bareilly, Fatehgarh, Naini and Varanasi and Unnao.
Description of material produced in prisons is as follows:

S. NoPrison’s NameOperated Industries’ Name
1 Central Prisons, Agra 1. Soap 2. Phenyl 3. Footwear 4. Carpet weaving 5. Sewing industry (textile prisoner / prisoners guard uniform)
2 Central Prisons, Naini 1. Blanket 2. Carpet 3. Knitting 4. Soap 5. Phenyl 6. Furniture 7. Iron industry 8. Sewing industry (textile prisoner / prisoners guard uniform)
3 Central Prisons, Bareilly 1. Carpet Industry 2. Furniture 4. Iron Industry 5. Paint 6. Sewing industry (textile prisoner / prisoners guard uniform)
4 Central Prisons, Varansi 1Bronze 2. Steel utensil industry 3. Carpet, 4. Knitting 5. Sewing industry (textile prisoner / prisoners guard uniform)
5 Central Prisons, Fatehgarh 1. Tent Industry 2. Dyeing printing 3. Webbing 4. Iron 5. Timber 6. Carpet 7. Power loom 8. Sewing industry (textile prisoner / prisoners guard uniform)
6 Model jail, Lucknow 1. Power Loom Industry 2. Bed sheet 3. Hand-made paper 4. Printing Press 5. Sewing industry (textile prisoner / prisoners guard uniform)
7 Female Prisons Cell, Lucknow 1. Embroidery 2.Weaving 3. Stitching 4. Spice milling
8 District Prisons, Unnao 1. Sewing industry (textile prisoner / prisoners guard uniform) 2. Carpet Industry