Dec 27, 2018
The West Bengal Swarojgar Corporation Limited (WBSCL) is opting to initiate a pilot project in Darjeeling for Kadaknath chicken farming. Kadaknath is well-known for its exquisite taste and high nutritional value.
The standing committee of the state Assembly along with the state Self-Help Group & Self Employment department recently visited Darjeeling only to find that around dozen of families are engaged in chicken farming of the Kadaknath species very successfully.
A senior WBSCL official said the group has defined areas in Darjeeling where the pilot project would be augmented.
The chicken meat from Kadaknath species carries great benefit to health-conscious people because of its medicinal composition, which include lower cholesterol, higher iron content, and anti-cancer properties.
At present there are only handful of poultry farms scattered across Bangla that rare Kadaknath variety, but planned intervention from the government will definitely boost the number.