India is the largest producer of Milk and Buffalo Meat
India has a vast resource of livestock and poultry, which plays a vital role in improving the socio-economic conditions of rural masses. There are about 303.76 Mn bovines (cattle, buffalo, mithun and yak), 74.26 Mn sheep, 148.88 Mn goats, 9.06 Mn pigs and about 851.81 Mn poultry as per 20th Livestock Census in the country.
In the current scenario, India is the largest producer of Milk and Buffalo Meat, the 2nd largest producer of Goat meat, 3rd in Egg production and the 8th largest in overall Meat Production in the world.
The livestock sector grew at a compound annual growth rate of 7.9% during 2014-15 to 2020-21. The contribution to total Livestock GVA (at constant prices) was 30.87% of Agricultural and Allied Sector GVA and 6.17% of Total GVA in 2020-21.
Export of poultry products increased by 91.70% in nine months of FY 2022-23 as its export increased from $50 Mn to $95 Mn.
India's exports of Animal Products in 2022-23 was $4,062.15 Mn which include the major products like Buffalo Meat ($3194.70 Mn), Sheep/ Goat Meat ($66.92 Mn), Other Meat ($2.18 Mn), Poultry Products ($134.04 Mn), Dairy Products ($284.65 Mn), Animal Casing ($40.87 Mn), Processed Meat ($1.47 Mn), Casein ($101.19 Mn), Albumin Eggs & Milk ($33.06 Mn), and Natural Honey ($203.07 Mn).
Buffalo meat dominated the exports with a contribution of over 78.65% in total Animal Products export from India in 2022-23.
- $ Bn
Size of Indian Poultry Industry 2022-23
FDI Allowed through Automatic Route for Food Processing
Growth over previous year in the Meat Industry value of output at current basic prices
Explore Related Sub Sectors
The contribution to total Livestock GVA (at constant prices) was 30.87% of Agricultural and Allied Sector GVA and 6.17% of Total GVA in 2020-21.
India ranks 8th in the world in terms of total meat production. The total meat production in the country is 9.29 Mn Tonnes in the year 2021-22.
The top 5 meat producing States are Maharashtra (12.25%), Uttar Pradesh (12.14%), West Bengal (11.63%), Andhra Pradesh (11.04%) and Telangana (10.82%); contributing 57.86% of total meat production in the country.
- Industry Scenario
- FOREIGN INVESTMENT
- INDUSTRY TRENDS
- POLICIES & SCHEMES
The total egg production in the country is 129.60 Bn in numbers in the year 2021-22. The per-capita availability of egg is 95 eggs per annum. The egg production has increased by 6.19% as compared to 2020-21. The top 5 egg producing States are Andhra Pradesh (20.41%), Tamil Nadu (16.08%), Telangana (12.86%), West Bengal (8.84%), Karnataka (6.38%) Together, they contribute 64.56% of total egg production in the country.
India ranks 8th in the world in terms of total meat production. The total meat production in the country is 9.29 Mn Tonnes in the year 2021-22. The meat production has increased by 5.62% as compared to 2020-21. The meat production from poultry is 4.78 Mn Tonnes, contributing about 51.44% of total meat production. The per capita availability reached 6.82 Kg/annum for the year 2021-22 from 6.52 Kg/annum in the year 2020-21. Nearly 51.44% of meat production is contributed by Poultry whereas Buffalo, Goat, Sheep, Pig, and Cattle contribute nearly 17.49%, 13.63%, 10.33%, 3.93% and 3.18% of meat production respectively to the total meat production of the country. The top 5 meat producing States are Maharashtra (12.25%), Uttar Pradesh (12.14%), West Bengal (11.63%), Andhra Pradesh (11.04%) and Telangana (10.82%). Together, they contribute 57.86% of total meat production in the country.
The Indian animal feed market grew at 3.5% CAGR over last 5 years. Whereas, compound cattle feed has a market potential of $400 - $650 Mn with 16% growth over the next 5 years with major growth drivers being low organic feed market, penetration, increasing formal off-take, etc.
Robust Support Ecosystem
The Ministry of Animal Husbandry and Dairying has established a robust support ecosystem for entrepreneurs and companies involved in the Animal Husbandry and Dairying sector. This includes offering attractive incentives such as interest subvention of up to 3% on loans, as well as providing grants of up to 2 Cr for eligible projects. These measures aim to foster growth, encourage innovation, and bolster the development of the sector while providing substantial financial assistance to entrepreneurs and companies keen on making significant contributions in the field of Animal Husbandry and Dairying.
Industrial Land Bank Portal
GIS - based map displaying available infrastructure for setting up business operations in the state.
Latest In Animal Husbandry and Dairying
New India: Home to the World's Largest…
Brief note on 9 Years' achievement of…
Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying…
Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying…
Release of 'Basic Animal Husbandry…