In 2011, Himalaya Herbal Healthcare signed an agreement with the Department of Prison Rehabilitation, Government of Karnataka, to create employment opportunities for prisoners.
According to the agreement, the prisoners will cultivate medicinal herbs for Himalaya, which will help in skill-building and employment generation. The program will target prisoners charged with minor offences, who have shown good behavior and a desire to rebuild their lives.
Inmates in the program will participate in the herb cultivation project, earning a regular monthly income and acquiring essential skills. Himalaya will provide seeds and technical assistance, along with training to the prisoners. Once the system begins to operate smoothly and efficiently, Himalaya will explore the possibility of scaling up the project and expanding scope to other prisons across the state.