Cane harvesting starts in Palayamkottai prison

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Madurai: The harvesting of the cane grown in the Palayamkottai Central Prison premises began on Sunday with an inauguration by Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) T. Palani.

C Krishnakumar, Jail Superintendent, stated that the convicts had grown sugarcane on 30 cents.

“This is the second time the jail birds have produced cane which would be available for the public to buy at a lower price through prison bazar. As many as 10,000 canes will be harvested in the coming days,” he said.

“We are also planning to sell other essential items used during pongal festival produced by jail inmates”, Krishnakumar further added.

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