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Tuesday, 27 February 2024 10.13 PM IST

Price hike on freedom food; 21 items affected, govt accepts recommendation

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THIRUVANANTHPURAM: Jail Superintendent Balram Kumar Upadhyaya has issued an order to increase prices of food in prisons, sold to the public as Freedom Food. The prices of 21 items including rice and chicken, have risen by Rs 5 to Rs 30. Chapati prices remain unchanged.

The revised prices are now in effect.

Most vegetables are grown in prisons, while other items are procured through Supplyco. The Jail Department cites the necessity for the price increase in daily-use items, a recommendation the government has accepted.

Revised rates

(In order of items, old price, new price)

Meals- 40, 50

Chicken Curry - 25, 30

Chicken Fry - 35, 45

Chilli Chicken - 60, 65

Egg curry - 15, 20

Vegetable curry - 15, 20

Chicken Biryani - 65, 70

Vegetable Fried Rice - 35, 40

Egg Biryani - 50, 55

Idli (5 nos., sambar, chamanthipodi) – 30, 35

Porotta (4 nos.) – 25, 28

Kinnathappam - 20, 25

Coconut Bun - 25, 30

Cupcake - 20, 25

Brad - 25, 30

Plum cake (350 g) - 85, 100

Plum cake (750 g) - 170, 200

Chilli Gopi – 20, 25

Biryani Rice – 35, 40

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