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Karnataka prison inmates are busy making masks

Published Mar 28, 2020, 5:08 pm IST
Updated Mar 28, 2020, 5:08 pm IST
Rising demands for face masks are unmet in most parts of the country
The mask making in the state has been taken-up by jail inmates since March 17.
 The mask making in the state has been taken-up by jail inmates since March 17.

Shivamogga: While masks have been sold like hot cakes in medical stores, further creating an unmet demand for the same in the market, inmates at Karnataka’s Central Prisons across the state have been busy making masks this past one week.

The mask making in the state has been taken-up by jail inmates under the directions of DGP and IG (Prisons) Alok Mohan since March 17. Central Prisons in Shivamogga, one of the Central Prisons of the state, where mask making has been going on with six of its inmates engaged in the task.


Shivamogga Central Prison Superintendent Dr Ranganath told Deccan Chronicle that they “had trained six inmates in tailoring in November and all of them have been working on making masks.”

As of now, from Shivamogga Central Prison, masks have been supplied to Chitradurga, Davangere, Mangaluru, Udupi, Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga covering police, prisons and public.

The masks are priced at Rs 6 and the materials to make masks have been purchased from the domestic market.

The Chikkamagaluru Office of Superintendent of Police has been supplied with 1,500 masks and Chikkamagaluru Prison another 250. The IGP office at Davangere has been supplied with 300 masks and the Prison over there another 250.


Prison in Chitradurga has been supplied with masks of 250 and Udupi Prison a quantity of 250 Masks. The Prison in Mangaluru has been supplied with 450 masks and the IGP office over there has been supplied with 100 masks.

600 masks have been supplied internally in Shivamogga Prison while 100 have been supplied to Shivamogga Press Trust and another 150 to a media house in Shivamogga.

Location: India, Karnataka, Shimoga