Jharkhand introduces new chicken breeds
introducing new breeds, Jharkhand in east India plans to boost its production of
country chicken and bring down fowl prices.
The two breeds of the country
chicken to be provided to poultry owners - colour broiler and vanraja - are
expected to grow fast and survive difficult conditions, according to an animal
husbandry department official.
"The district offices of the department will
inform poultry owners about the quality of new breeds and urge them to purchase
and grow country chickens to replace broiler chickens," he said.
The new breed of country chicken will be
introduced to boost production, with the help of Rs 60 million (€1.1 million)
allocated to the animal husbandry department to support the plan to bring in new
Currently, country chicken sells
at Rs.110 (€1.97) per kg and broiler chicken at Rs 60 (€1.07).
"By the end of the current
financial year, we hope the price of country chicken will go down by 20 to 30
percent. Hopefully, in the next five years, the price of country and broiler
chicken will be the same," said the official.
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