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Kadaknath Chicken

I had a chance to stay at the District Dantewada in the Bastar region for more than a week or so and I met with the prominent photographers. I jumped to the conclusion that the district has become the talk of people for many reasons let’s sum up them one by one. It is known for an emerging highly

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Kadaknath Chicken (Photo- Abhishek Thakur)

equipped education city providing education to the tribal. Secondly, It has become the first city to ushering into the BPOs and call centre with a view to providing job opportunities to the educated youths which prompted even the President and the Prime Minister of India to visit here,

It houses rare species of flora & fauna. To add to this, it has plenty of historical monuments & buildings built around even 10 century. Kadaknath Poultry Breeding program which is a government sponsored breeding program has added another feather to its cap.

This blog aims at talking about a species of fowl known as Kadaknath here. Scientific research and intensive studies suggest that the species has high protein, low cholesterol level and fat. That’s the reason it is high in demand for consumption.

Well, before I proceed, I must express my thanks to Mr Abhishek Singh Thakur, the photographer, for providing me with details of fowl.

They say that indiscriminate consumption led to the verge of extinction of the breed. Taking the point into consideration, the government of C. G. has decided to save it from being extinct. It has picked up people from the marginalized section and start a program called “Kadaknath Poultry Breeding Program” at Hiranar at Dantewada. The state government has sanction Rs. 3.40 lacs for it.

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Eggs Kadaknath (Photo -Abhishek Thakur)

What is the importance of the Breed:-

It is high in demands many reasons, it has low fat and cholesterol is one of them. Here I would like to give a few of them.

Studies suggest that it increases haemoglobin and blood cells in the human body.

Meat contains vitamin B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E, niacin, protein, fat, calcium phosphorus, iron, and nicotinic acid etc.

It is good for pulmonary problems.

Tribal community in Madhya Pradesh uses Kadaknaath blood battle for chronic diseases.

Eggs are equally important as it is good for elderly people. It is good for increasing the immunity system of the body.

 Its appearance: It has plumage with greenish iridescence black legs and toenails, black beak, tongue black comb and wattles, black meat bones and dark organs.