A prison nursery inside the Aadharwadi district jail in Kalyan was inaugurated.
The nursery, inaugurated on Sunday by Kalyan Mayor Rajendra Deolekar, in the presence of Jail Superintendent Suhas Pawar, will help around 20 children of the woman inmates.
Rotary Club of Dombivili West has helped prison authorities to set up the Nursery.
Deolekar told that at present the Nursery will impart education to around 20 children.
“There are 80 women prisoners lodged inside the jail at present. There is a need to educate children of these women inmates,” he added.
The mayor further said that the Kalyan Dombivili Municipal Corporation will help prison authorities in setting up a library inside the jail premises.
Jail officials said teaching staff will be from the prison staff and also those from the women and child welfare department of Maharashtra government.
A prison nursery is a section of a prison that houses incarcerated mothers and their children.