Basic Animal Husbandry Statistics 2022

Basic Animal Husbandry Statistics 2022

News: Recently, the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying has released the ‘Basic Animal Husbandry Statistics 2022, showing an increase in the milk, eggs and meat productions in India. The contribution of livestock in the agriculture sector has been showing steady improvement that signifies its growing importance for the country’s economy.

What is Animal Husbandry?
 It refers to livestock raising and selective breeding. It is the management and care of animals in which the genetic qualities and behavior of animals are further developed for profit.
 India is the highest livestock owner of the world. As per the 20th Livestock Census, the total Livestock population is 535.78 million in the country showing an increase of 4.6% over Livestock Census-2012.
 Some of government initiatives – Rashtriya Gokul Mission, National Livestock mission, Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund.

Key Findings:
 Total milk production in India was 221.06 million tonnes in 2021-2022, keeping It the largest milk producing country in the world.
 Top five major milk producing States are Rajasthan (15.05%), Uttar Pradesh (14.93%), Madhya Pradesh (8.06%), Gujarat (7.56%) and Andhra Pradesh (6.97%).
 In 2021-22, the total egg production in the country is 129.60 billion nos which has increased by 6.19% as compared to previous year.
 Total five major egg producing States are Andhra Pradesh (20.41%), Tamil Nadu (16.08%), Telangana (12.86%), West Bengal (8.84%) and Karnataka (6.38%).
 The total meat production in the country is 9.29 million tonnes for the year 2021-22 with an annual growth rate of 5.62%.
 The total five major meat producing States are Maharashtra (12.25%), Uttar Pradesh (12.14%), West Bengal (11.63%), Andhra Pradesh (11.04%), and Telangana (10.82%).
 The total wool production in the country during 2021-22 is 33.13 thousand tonnes which has decline by 10.30% as compared to previous year.
 The top five major wool producing States are Rajasthan (45.91%), Jammu and Kashmir (23.19%), Gujarat (6.12%), Maharashtra (4.78%) and Himachal Pradesh (4.33%).

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