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In 2024, the Indian meat market is forecast to have a value of $4.9 bn
100% FDI under government approval route for trading, including through e-commerce, in respect of food products manufactured and / or produced in India
Owing to rapid urbanization in India, there is an increasing demand for poultry products with 80% of the poultry and meat demand coming from the urban areas

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100% FDI permitted through automatic route for Animal Husbandry (including breeding of dogs, fish farming, aquaculture, under controlled conditions) 100% FDI under government approval route for trading, including through e-commerce, in respect of food products manufactured and / or produced in India. 100% FDI permitted through automatic route for food processing.

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Growth Drivers

Growth drivers for Poultry: Due to higher dietary recommendation, consumer awareness for quality, the egg industry is expected to grow 5 times by 2030.

Growth drivers for Meat: In 2024, the Indian meat market is forecast to have a value of $4.9 bn.

Growth Drivers for Animal Feed: Feed manufacturing potential has Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of 17-20% and a payback within 9-12 years. Compound feed requirement to double over the next 5 years with potential capacity addition of 10-18 MMT.

Growth drivers for Breed Improvement: Indian pet care market is expected to grow with a CAGR of more than 20% by 2021-22

Government Support

Animal Husbandry infrastructure development fund

This scheme aims to help in increasing the meat processing capacity and product diversification thereby providing greater access for unorganized rural meat producers to organized meat market.

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana


PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana is a comprehensive package which will result in creation of modern infrastructure with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet.

(i) Agro Processing Clusters (APC): 
The scheme aims to create modern infrastructure for food processing closer to production areas. Also, to provide integrated and complete preservation infrastructure facilities from the farm gate to the consumer. 

(ii) Cold Storage Scheme:
The scheme aims to provide integrated cold chain, preservation and value addition infrastructure facilities without any break. 
 

Foot & Mouth Disease Control Programme (FMD-CP)

The objective of this scheme is to prevent economic losses due to Foot and Mouth Disease and to develop herd immunity in cloven- footed animals.
 

Brucellosis Control Programme (Brucellosis - CP)

The aim of this programme is to reduce impact of disease on human health and reduce the economic losses. this is a time bound 5 year intensive location target control programme.
 

Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Food Processing Industry 

Innovative/ Organic products of SMEs including Free Range - Eggs, Poultry Meat, Egg Products in these segments are also covered under above component.

Trade Scenario

In 2019, the Exports valued by Husbandry and Dairying Department in India stands at $4.1 bn.
India's export of buffalo meat is valued at $3.1 bn in 2019-20, major export destinations being: Vietnam, Malaysia, Egypt, Indonesia and Iraq
India is the largest exporter of sheep and goat meat in the world which is valued at $91 mn in 2019-20, major export destinations are: UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Oman
India's export of eggs was valued at $12 mn in 2019-20, major export destinations being: Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines
India's export of processed meat is valued at $2 mn with an increase of 90.4% from 2018-19 to 2019-20, major export destinations being: Myanmar, UAE, Thailand, Qatar and Bhutan

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What activities can be supported related to animal feed?

Establishment of Animal Feed manufacturing and strengthening of existing units/ plant of the following categories:


a) Establishment of Mini, Medium and Large Animal Feed Plant, Total Mixed Ration Block Making Unit, By pass protein unit, Mineral Mixture Plant, Enrich Silage making unit, Animal Feed Testing Laboratory and any other activities related to animal feed manufacturing.
b)  Establishment of Animal Feed manufacturing and strengthening of existing units/ plant of the following categories:
c)  Establishment of Mini, Medium and Large Animal Feed Plant, Total Mixed Ration Block Making Unit, By pass protein unit, Mineral Mixture Plant, Enrich Silage making unit, Animal Feed Testing Laboratory and any other activities related to animal feed manufacturing.
 

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What activities can be covered under Meat Sector?

a) Establishment of new meat processing unit and strengthening of existing meat processing facilities for sheep/goat/ poultry/pig/buffalo in rural, semi-urban and urban areas.
b) Large scale integrated meat processing facilities/ plant/ unit.
c) Product Diversification: Establishment of new or strengthening of existing value addition facilities for meat products like Sausage, nuggets, ham, salami, bacon or any other meat products. 

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What are ‘Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog’ & ‘Rashtriya Gokul Mission’?

The Government of India has constituted the Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog for the effective implementation of laws and welfare schemes for cows with a corpus of $ 71.5 million. It was set up with the objective to organize animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines and to take steps for preserving and improving breeds and prohibiting the slaughter of cows and calves and other milch and draught cattle. 


Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM) was launched in December 2014 with an outlay of $ 289 million for development and conservation of indigenous breeds through selective breeding in the breeding tract and genetic upgradation of nondescript bovine population. The scheme comprises two components namely National Programme for Bovine Breeding (NPBB) and National Mission on Bovine Productivity (NMBP).

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What is the Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF)?

The Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund was recently announced as a part of Prime Minister’s Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan stimulus package with an outlay of $ 2.1 billion. It has been approved for incentivizing investments to establish dairy processing, meat processing, animal feed plant and value addition infrastructure.
 

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What are the financial incentives available to eligible beneficiaries under the Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF)?

The Government of India will provide a 3% interest subvention to eligible beneficiaries. There will be a 2 years moratorium period for the principal loan amount and 6 years repayment period thereafter. Additionally, projects will be a eligible for a loan up to 90% of the cost of the project. Moreover, a credit guarantee fund of $ 107 million has been set up to provide guarantees for viable projects. 
 

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