tihar jail

New Delhi: Around 10,000 kilograms of “ready to eat” food material, prepared by Tihar jail inmates has been sent for the residents of flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir in the last three days, an official said here on Friday.

Produced by the inmates food products available in the markets as TJ’s, are being sent since Wednesday and the service may extend beyond Monday.

“More than 500 kgs of Namkeen (snacks), 2000 kgs of biscuits and more than 1000 packets (800 kgs) of breads are being sent every day to Jammu and Kashmir through J&K resident commissioner here in Delhi,” Tihar jail DIG and PRO Mukesh Prasad told.

Prasad said, the initiative was taken when the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) Tuesday asked if we can supply our products as relief material to the flood-hit state.

“In no time our material was readied for supply and we will continue the supply till Monday. The government will be making payments to us for the material,” Prasad said.

He said it is a proud moment for all the jail staff and the inmates to have contributed for the relief of the residents of disaster-hit state.

“All of the jail staff and the inmates who are behind the production of the material must feel proud for making efforts to bring the effected people’s life to normal,” Prasad said.