December 26, 2018
Bangla Govt to start Kadaknath chicken farming as pilot project in Darjeeling
The West Bengal Swarojgar Corporation Limited (WBSCL) is planning to start a pilot project in Darjeeling for the farming of Kadaknath chicken, which is known for its exquisite taste and high nutritional value.
The standing committee of the state Assembly associated with the state Self-Help Group & Self Employment department recently visited Darjeeling and found that around a dozen families have taken up chicken farming of the Kadaknath variety in a successful manner.
A senior WBSCL official said the organisation has identified areas in Darjeeling where the pilot project would be started.
The official also said that the meat from Kadaknath chickens will be of great benefit to health-conscious people because of its medicinal values, which include lower cholesterol, higher iron content, and anti-cancer properties.
At present there are a handful of farms scattered across Bangla that deal with the supply of Kadaknath variety, but planned intervention from the government can boost the number.
Source: Millennium Post