In a bid to take the black-colored variety of chicken global, the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) has written a letter to state government suggesting that Bollywood stars and other guests be served Kadaknath.
The KVK in Jhabua in the district has also written to Tourism Minister Surendra Singh Baghel, requesting them to include the highly nutritious chicken variety in the culinary menu for the IIFA Awards in Bhopal (March 21) and Indore (March 27 to March 29).
“In his recent blog, the CM Kamal Nath had written that the IIFA Awards is devoted to Madhya Pradesh’s tribal community and culture. So there is tremendous scope for serving the low fat-cholesterol content, but high protein and iron-rich Kadaknath chicken variety in the culinary platter of the IIFA Awards,” wrote Dr. IS Tomar, who heads the Kadaknath Research and Production initiative of the KVK in the letter.
Not only Kadaknath of Jhabua district but a culinary delight Dal Paniya, too, can be included in the IIFA Awards food and snacks menu.– Dr IS Tomar, Project director of Kadaknath Research and Production – a KVK initiative
Dr. Tomar maintained that making Kadaknath chicken meat and Dal Paniya part of the IIFA Awards food menu will go a long way in the global branding and acceptance of the twin delights. The letter also says that the self-help groups working for the production of Kadaknath may supply this chicken during the IIFA event, he added.
Did you know?
- The famous Kadaknath chicken meat had got a Geographical Indication (GI) tag last year after a legal battle with neighboring Chhattisgarh over it.
- It is registered under the category of ‘Meat Product, Poultry & Poultry Meat’ of GI.
- Also, it is one of the most costliest chicken breeds in the world. Kadaknath meat is about five times more expensive than the regular broiler chicken.