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Colony-settlement No. 7 in the village of Svetly opened quite recently, but a new production site has already appeared here – a shop for processing fresh vegetables. This was helped by the federal target program, according to which the institution was allocated about 1,350,000 rubles for the purchase of two autoclaves. The colony spent another 686 thousand rubles on additional equipment – boilers, a steam generator, a sterilizer, a seaming machine, as well as repairing the premises and wiring the necessary communications.

The opening of a new type of production found support in the republican ministry of agriculture. The fact is that today in Mari El no one is engaged in the preservation of fresh vegetables, and agricultural enterprises are interested in such services by definition: fresh cabbage, for example, can be stored for only a few months, and canned vegetables are stored for three years.

A trial batch of preservatives has successfully passed the examination, and now the new site has declarations for the production of canned and pickled vegetables, as well as combined dressings for first courses – cabbage soup, borscht, pickle. The first signed contract for 800 cans of canned cabbage and pickled onions for the correctional institutions of Mari El is already being implemented.

However, the employees of the production service hope that the products of the workshop will be in demand not only within the framework of intra-system needs, but will also attract third-party organizations, for example, catering enterprises, social and medical institutions. Also, the colony can provide services for the quick processing of fresh crops to farmers of the republic: the existing capacities allow canning up to 88 tons of vegetables per year.

So far, four convicts in the colony-settlements are engaged in production, but if they work at the planned pace, the peak of which will be in the autumn harvest, the number of shop workers will increase to 15 people who will work in two shifts. Specialists for this will be trained by the local vocational school.

Press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Republic of Mari El

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