West Bengal's animal resources development department to rear chickens for sale in the market
Haringhata Meat, a unit of the West Bengal's animal resources development department, has decided to rear chickens for selling the meat in the market to bring down the cost. Earlier, the unit used to sell eggs only.
State government officials said that with this increased supply of meat, the government is confident that the price of chicken would come down to be within the reach of most people in the state.
Varieties of chicken are now being reared at a farm in Jalpaiguri spread over 22 acres. It is an air-conditioned farm having some of the latest technologies built at a cost of Rs 12 crore. West Bengal Livestock Development Corporation Limited is engaged in the marketing of this meat, which will be sold under the brand name of Haringhata Meat. Cobb-400 chicken has been bought to prepare the broiler meat. . At the Jalpaiguri farm around 30,000 chickens can be reared. Government sources say that the facility can produce up to 50 lakh hatchlings per year. Availability of this huge volume of chicken is expected to lower the prices all over the state.
By BOA Bureau