Madhya Pradesh has set its sights on getting a patent for the Kadaknath Chicken, which was almost on the verge of extinction in the 1990’s.
The kadaknath chicken is found in the tribal dominated district of Jhabua in western MP and had reached extinction due to over consumption. Commonly known as Kali Masi, was popularly known among the influential people, mainly for delicious black meat, which is believed to infuse vigour.
FWAD has not only filed applications for patenting this breed but also, for Sharbati wheat, Jamanapari goat and Nimari cow. As stated by Rajesh Rajora, principal secretary of the farmers welfare department.
By Akshatha Karthik