Release of ‘Basic Animal Husbandry Statistics 2022’

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Source: The post is based on the articleRelease of ‘Basic Animal Husbandry Statistics 2022published in PIB on 15th March 2023

What is the News?

The Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying has released the publication titled ‘Basic Animal Husbandry Statistics 2022’.

What is the purpose of Basic Animal Husbandry Statistics 2022?

It gives an overview of the Animal Husbandry sector briefly in terms of important livestock statistics on livestock population, livestock production and other information like animal diseases, infrastructure etc.

It is also the primary source of data on production estimates of four Major Livestock Products (MLPs) like Milk, Egg, Meat and Wool for the year 2021-22 and other technical aspects of the Integrated Sample Survey(ISS).

What are the key findings of the publication?

Contribution of the Livestock sector: In 2020-21, the share of Livestock at constant prices in the Agriculture Sector and total GVA was 30.13% and 4.9% respectively.

Milk Production: In 2021-22, milk production has registered an annual growth rate of 5.29%.

– Top five major milk producing States are Rajasthan (15%), Uttar Pradesh (14%), Madhya Pradesh (8%), Gujarat (7%) and Andhra Pradesh (6%).

Egg Production: The total egg production in the country has increased by 6.19% as compared to the previous year.

– Total five major egg-producing States are Andhra Pradesh (20%), Tamil Nadu (16%), Telangana (12%), West Bengal (8%) and Karnataka (6%).

Meat Production: The total meat production in the country has shown an annual growth rate of 5.62%.

– The total five major meat producing States are Maharashtra (12%), Uttar Pradesh (12%), West Bengal (11%), Andhra Pradesh (11%), and Telangana (10%).

Wool Production: The total wool production in the country has declined by 10.30% as compared to the previous year.

– The top five major wool producing States are Rajasthan (45%), Jammu and Kashmir (23%), Gujarat (6%), Maharashtra (4%) and Himachal Pradesh (4%).

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