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Shop For Good: Buy Stationery, Biscuits & Home Decor Made By Jail Inmates At The Tihar Store

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One of South East Asia’s largest prisons – Tihar Jail has a store of its own where food items, artwork and home decor made by jail inmates are sold at affordable rates. The items are made at the Tihar Factory where more than 600 inmates are trained and employed in various tasks.

A Step Towards Rehabilitation

Set up in the year 1961 in an attempt to rehabilitate the Jail inmates, the Tihar Haat stocks up on all kinds of products made by the inmates at the Tihar Jail Factory located at Central Jail no. 2. The inmates are given training in various skills like art, cooking, sewing, carpentry, pottery and so on, and these skills are employed to make furniture {starting at INR 1500}, paintings {starting at INR 2,000}, laptop bags {INR 250}, paper products like folders, stationery {starting at INR 10}, bedsheets, shirts {INR 300} and more under the TJ brand.

The jail also has a bakery unit known as the Tihar Baking School where inmates make food items like jam, coconut, kaju biscuits, aloo bhujia, marodi, naan khatai and the like, all of which are priced affordably {starting at INR 20} and sold at the Haat.

25% of the earnings from the sale of these products constitute the Victim Welfare Fund used to provide compensation to the inmates and their families.

So, We're Saying...

By purchasing products from the Tihar Store, you’ll be giving someone a second chance to be a better person and you might just be able to impact their lives in ways unimaginable. Isn’t do-gooders what we need in the society today?