Prison Chicken Combo: Kerala jail ties up with Swiggy to deliver Biryani made by Inmates at Rs 127
Viyyur’s Prison authorities seek to capture the online food market, by selling the chicken combo meal prepared by jail inmates.
This combo includes chicken biryani, curry, chapattis, salad, pickle and water at Rs 127. The prison inmates have been running “Freedom Food Factory” a canteen since 2011.
Superintendent of Viyyur Central Jail, Nirmalanandan Nair told PTI, “We are going online for the first time. We started making and selling chapattis in 2011. It was the Viyyur Central jail which started making chapattis on commercial scale.
The idea of going online was proposed by jail DGP Rishiraj Singh,” he said. The jail food was a hit among people due to its quality and low price.
“We have already been selling various biryanis, non-vegetarian curries, bakery items and other from Viyyur jail. We also have counter sales. But now we have decided to go online and sell a biriyani combo initially,” he added.
This new project was launched on 11th July and initially Swiggy will deliver food within 6 km of radius at customer’s doorsteps. The food parcel is delivered in paper packets by jail inmates keeping in mind the concept of eco friendly.
The combo was a hit. Due to over booking in just 20 minutes the prison authorities has to close the listing from Swiggy.
The jail sells around 25,000 chapattis, and over 500 biryani’s a day till now which is prepared by around 100 inmates under the supervision of prison officials.