Some of the open air jails in the country groom big nurseries and sell them to private parties. Mostly prisoners who have served a certain number of years and because of their good behavior will be deployed in the open air jails to serve the remainder of their sentence. They are also paid by the prison authorities for their work. It is mandatory for the Corporations to buy their required saplings from these jails.
For an instance, there is 130 acres of farms in the Cherlapalli jail, all varieties of plants will be grown there and supplied at minimum costs. GHMC and HMDA have to purchase saplings from them but recently they have stopped giving them the orders despite several requests. With out stating the reasons for stopping the procurement, GHMC officials say they will very soon resume the orders. However HMDA officials say that they have their own nurseries and would not buy saplings from the jail.