Chandigarh:If you like to keep furniture with traditional design or a lookalike of ‘heritage furniture’, then you can buy the same at a reasonable price and made from good quality wood from a shop at Model jail, Burail.
Amandeep, DSP Jail said, “The furniture is being prepared by the jail inmates and is being sold at present at the shopping complex at Model Burail”. “The jail inmates are being trained to design and make furniture items including wooden chairs, tables, computer tables, desks etc. The items prepared by the inmates are then exhibited to be sold at the shopping complex”, said DSP Jail.
A jail official said that the furniture items are exhibited at the shopping complex with price tags on it. If anyone intends to buy the furniture, then a pre-booking order is taken as per the design and the article demanded is delivered within 15-20 days.
The furniture articles also include small decorative wooden items made of wood resembling Chandigarh. The open hand decorative stand is being sold for Rs 150-300 varying with size, small wooden tables worth Rs 300-450, wooden chairs from Rs 2000-4000 and a special made Judge chair costing Rs 7500 each. The shopping complex has been set up to sell furniture and bakery items prepared by the jail inmates to public. The inmates had been given vocational course training of one month. The courses included making of bakery items, furniture, candles and more.
The shopping complex at Model jail Burail which involves the art and creativity of the inmates at Burail Jail was inaugurated by local Member of Parliament Kirron Kher in the presence of Adviser to the Administrator, Chandigarh Parimal Rai and Home Secretary, Anurag Agarwal on July 31, 2016.
The shopping complex had been constructed in order to build up market of products made by jail inmates. Sweet Petha, bakery items are in sale at reasonable price. Apart from the furniture items, the jail inmates are also preparing sweet (petha), salty snacks (mathi). The DSP said that along with furniture and bakery items, candles, and many more new items will be included in the list in future.