Poojapura Chappathis – the latest buzz word in the culinary world

The poojapura central jail in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, which houses some of the hard core criminals convicted in various criminal offenses is grabbing headlines for all the good reasons these days. The commercial chappathi making unit in the jail premises, which started functioning recently has already become a huge hit and a profitable venture.

The prison inmates of Poojapural jail are engaged in making soft and tasty chappathis in hygienic conditions, which are sold through the outlets at the Poojappura central jail premises and Attakulangara jail premises. Priced only at Rs. 2 per piece Poojappura Chappathi is sold out  in no time as there is a huge  demand for these tasty chappathis that are delivered fresh off the pan at unbeatable prices.  At present over hundred inmates are involved in chappathi making and they are overwhelmed by the positive response from the customers.

Chappathi making is turning out to be  a profitable venture like its gardening and horticulture activities, which had been tried out successfully in the jail premises earlier. Everyday about 16,000 chappathis are made daily and they have already made a profit of three lakh in a  span of  only a few months.Encouraged by the tremendous response for the chappathis, the prison authorities are planning to launch vegetable curries too in the market. By directing the prisoner’s time and effort in a constructive manner, the jail has become a trend setter in tapping the tremendous man power potential.

Everyone is born good; villains emerge due to  the environmental influences and their upbringing and it is never too late for them to come back to goodness as this success story of Poojapura jail inmates would prove!

Sholto Ramsay

Boss, motivator and general eccentric with a deep love of Kerala and India who just wants everyone to enjoy an amazing and life enhancing experience of Kerala.

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  1. Woh..Drooling.. There were days when Poojappura Central Jail was famous for its “Godhambunda”,which was the main food for the prisoners and lots of funny jokes were made for its hardness !! Now that soft chappathis made by the prison inmates catching up and in demand!! Whatever the price of those chappathis also very attractive.Hope the new initiative will do lot good for the inmates and refrain from going in to their past crimes or so!

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