After the end of Indian Premier League 2020 in UAE, the former Indian Captain MS Dhoni is in a mood to do organic farming. The 2011 Cricket World Cup-winning Captain is all set to farm ‘Kadaknath’ Chicken in his poultry unit in home town Ranchi.
The Kadaknath breed, originally from the Jhabua district of MP will reach his Ranchi farm soon. Dhoni has ordered 2,000 chicks from a poultry farmer Vinod Medha in Madhya Pradesh.
Medha has been given the December 15 deadline to deliver the chicks to Dhoni’s team. Indian Express reported that how Dhoni’s manager approached Vinod Medha for a 2,000 chicks deal.
“Three months ago, Dhoni’s farm managers got in touch with me through the Krishi Vikas Kendra (KVK) and MP Kadaknath mobile phone app. Five days ago, I got the order for 2000 chicks, which I’ve to deliver in Ranchi by December 15.
The advance payment for the 2000 chicks has already been credited to my account by the team managing Dhoni’s farm. I’m proud to be supplying Kadaknath chicks to the farm of one of the most famous cricketers of the country,“ said farmer Vinod Medha.
Kadaknath chicken is a highly nutritious Black Chicken variety from Madhya Pradesh’s Bheelanchal region. These Kadaknathis are dark-coloured meat and are known for having significantly lower fat and cholesterol than other species of chicken.
The protein content in it is relatively high and it also has medicinal properties with different taste. The Kadaknath chicken meat also contains the GI tag and is recognized for its delicious taste with black blood and black flesh.