Mysore Pak in changed menu for jail inmates

Mysore Pak in changed menu for jail inmates

New menu, a Rajyotsava gift; will comprise chicken, laddu and others

After a gap of 36 years, the menu of food given to prisoners in the State jails is getting big from November 1, with more items being added to the menu.

In Mysore district, including the Central Prisons Mysore, jail inmates will get egg, banana, and sweets like ‘laddu’ and ‘Mysore Pak’.

This follows recommendations from Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) to give    the inmates, food with rich calories. Accordingly, the Prisons department decided to effect the change in the menu by increasing the amount fixed for every prisoner, from Rs 48 to Rs 78 per day, according to ADGP (Prisons) K V Gagandeep.

Speaking during the passing out parade of the 42nd batch of probationary warders here on Friday, Gagandeep said that as part of the ongoing reforms in the department, the details of all the 14,250 prisoners lodged in 102 jails in the State had been digitised a month ago. With this, Karnataka becomes the only State to have incorporated technology in maintaining the database of prisoners.

On the new recruitments, the ADGP said that the government had given its consent for recruiting an additional 250 wardens for the jails. This would help check the burden on the existing staff, he added.

Changed menu

According to the changed menu, the prisoners in Mysore will be served chicken and mutton on alternative weeks, against mutton served once in a week earlier. 

Egg will be served to the rest. For those who do not eat egg, banana will be served. Besides, vegetarians will be served with sweets once a week. Likewise, they will be served with different items each day in week for breakfast.

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