A yank of war relating to the Geographical Sign (GI) tag rights of the Indian type black winged chicken, Kadaknath, has broke out and the row has taken a severe turn after two BJP-ruled states Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh demanded claims to the prized bird. Inning accordance with a report by Hindustan Times, the bird remains in high need in both the states although its meat expenses Rs 500 per kg, which is 5 times more than the expense of a regular broiler chicken. The factor for its high cost is stated to be due to its delightful taste, low cholesterol and high protein content. Madhya Pradesh had actually filed an application with the Geographical Indication (GI) computer registry office in Chennai in 2012 (Application No 378) declaring that Kadaknath stemmed from Jhabua district. Kadaknath breed in Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua district is sold by a Gramin Vikas Trust, an NGO accountable for running the cooperative reproducing the bird to different institutes in Gujarat, Maharashtra and south India.But, competitors ensued immediately after Jhabua district discovered that Chhattisgarh had likewise applied for a Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the very same chicken, as Dantewada has been supposedly effective breeding of the bird. Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua district administration feared that they might lose the GI tag for Kadaknath to Chhattisgarh. Following this, Jhabua district collector wrote to MP’s animal husbandry department asking the government to take essential action concerning the claim put forth by Chhattisgarh. The animal husbandry department has actually notified that they have actually doubled their efforts to achieve the GI tag and they would get the recognition soon as they are facing issues like getting the blood test done of the chicken. It can be only be done abroad, according to an official.Meanwhile, Dantewada collector has stated that they have gotten the GI tag in 2017 compared with MP
who requested it in 2012. The collector stressed that there are a great deal of formats to be considered prior to awarding the tag and they have applied under the breed conservation and preservation section.