Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
April 25, Wednesday 2018 7:48 PM       

       HEADLINES: Baby girl found abandoned                                              Sreejith’s family comes down heavily on CM                                              Was Liga murdered?                                              CM might have made statements out of innocence                                              Pinarayi death case: 'Auto-driver bought rat poison for Soumya'                                              Maneka bats for compensation for male victims of child sexual abuse                                              Dogs back, wife out. Imran Khan's marriage again on rocks                                              IPL '18: Kings XI Punjab prevail as DD continue to lose                                              I’ll share champagne with Kohli if he breaks my record: Tendulkar                                              Barcelona Open: Bopanna-Vasselin look for winning start                                              Zverer surges to 3rd spot, Nadal stays top in ATP rankings                                              Tendulkar recalls 'happy dents' of World Cup triumph                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       INDIA Next Article: 14-year-old Indian killed in Iran bus accident, 19 others injured  
       This rare breed of black chicken is making Chhattisgarh women rich
         Posted on :16:18:23 Apr 17, 2018
       Last edited on:16:18:23 Apr 17, 2018
         Tags: Kadaknath chicken, Chhattisgarh women rich

DANTEWADA: Tribal women in Chhattisgarh are now earning in lakhs, thanks to a rare breed of black chicken called 'Kadaknath', which is found in Maoist-hit Dantewada region.

A women-run co-operative Indravati Society, which cultivates this black chicken, sells it to a Hyderabad-based company. Women sell over 1.5 quintals of chickens for the price of Rs. 750 per kg to the company, which packages it and exports it abroad. It's for this reason, India's home-grown black chicken has become a delicacy around the world.

Asmati Arya, a member of the society, said that they formed the co-operative society in May last year.

Within the last eight months, they have managed to sell 300 Kadaknath chicken and earned Rs. 3 lakh so far, group member Champa Kumari told ANI.

Champa, who could not continue her education after Class 10 due to financial crunch, said that by selling black chicken, she is now capable of supporting her family and send her younger sister to school.

The poultry farm is being maintained with the financial aid from the state government.
The women said that the poultry farm was provided to them by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, a government-run institution that is also instrumental in maintaining it.

'Kadaknath' is known for its high iron content and much lower cholesterol than other breeds. It has just about 1 per cent fat, as against 5 to 6 per cent found in other chicken breeds and the meat of this variety is also helpful for people suffering from respiratory problems, say experts.

Next Article: 14-year-old Indian killed in Iran bus accident, 19 others injured
Maneka bats for compensation for male victims of child sexual abuse  
Asaram Bapu sentenced to life in rape case  
Cong hands stained with Muslims' blood: Salman Khurshid  
Centre defends death by hanging in SC, says far safer and quicker  
AIADMK sacks journos for pro-BJP article in its mouthpiece  
Venkaiah Naidu directs introduction of bio-metric attendance in RS  
POCSO ordinance 'a step taken in hurry': BCI Chairman  
Decision to reject impeachment motion against CJI was not hasty: Venkaiah Naidu  
MP woman builds pet dog's grave on government land  
Parliament is not immune to casting couch: Renuka Chowdhary  
Siddaramaiah files nomination from Badami  
Porn behind rising child rape cases, molestation: MP Home Minister  
Noida: Class 11 girl gang-raped in moving car  
Survey indicates 'photo-finish' in K'taka polls  
POCSO Act: Death penalty will be futile, says Justice Shah  
Indian troops retaliate to ceasefire violation along LoC, four Pak jawans killed  
When would Modi deposit Rs. 15 lakhs in people’s accounts: PMO evades RTI query  
My son not contesting from Varuna: Yeddyurappa  
Hong Kong silent on Nirav Modi's whereabouts  
Delhi doctor operates on leg of patient with head injury  
I fear for my life, Indrani Mukerjea tells court  
Man bludgeons wife to death in front of kids  
CCTVs in all police stations by October: HC told  
CJI impeachment: Congress to file petition in SC  
CJI impeachment notice rejected: What Congress, Shiv Sena leaders said  
Do you agree with setting age limits for giving death penalty to rapists?
no opinion
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy