Basic Animal Husbandry Statistics 2023 Released

    • Released by Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying Mr Parshottam Rupala.
    • Basic Animal Husbandry Statistics 2023 (milk, egg, meat and wool production 2022-23) based on Animal Integrated Sample Survey (March 2022-February 2023).
    • During the National Milk Day event at Guwahati.
    • It is estimated annually based on the results of the Integrated Sample Survey (ISS) conducted in three seasons i.e., Summer, Rainy and winter.

    Main Features:

    Milk Production:

    • Total Milk production in the country is estimated at 230.58 tonnes during 2022-23 a growth of 22.81% over the past 5 years which was 187.75 million tonnes in 2018-19.
    • The highest milk producing State during 2022-23 was Uttar Pradesh with a share of 15.72 % of total milk production followed by Rajasthan (14.44 %), Madhya Pradesh (8.73 %), Gujarat (7.49 %), and Andhra Pradesh (6.70 %).
    • Annual growth rate (AGR), the highest AGR recorded by Karnataka (8.76%) followed by West Bengal (8.65%) and Uttar Pradesh (6.99%).

    Egg Production:

    • Total Egg production is estimated as 138.38 billion nos. during 2022-23 registering a growth of 33.31% growth over the past 5 years as compared to the estimates of 103.80 billion numbers during 2018-19.
    • Major contribution from Andhra Pradesh (20.13 %) followed by Tamil Nadu (15.58 %), Telangana (12.77 %), West Bengal (9.94%) and Karnataka (6.51 %).
    • AGR, the highest growth rate was recorded by West Bengal (20.10%) and followed by Sikkim (18.93%) and Uttar Pradesh (12.80%).

    Meat Production:

    • Total Meat production is estimated at 9.77 million tonnes during 2022-23 registering a growth of 20.39 % over the past 5 years as compared to the estimates of 8.11 million tonnes in 2018-19.
    • A major contribution from Uttar Pradesh with a 12.20 % share followed by West Bengal (11.93 %), Maharashtra (11.50 %), Andhra Pradesh (11.20 %) and Telangana (11.06 %). In terms of annual growth rate, the highest Annual Growth Rate (AGR) was recorded in Sikkim (63.08%) followed by Meghalaya (38.34%) and Goa (22.98%).

    Wool Production:

    • Total Wool production is estimated as 33.61 million kg during 2022-23 registering a negative growth of 16.84% over the past 5 years as compared to the estimates of 40.42 million kg during 2018-19.
    • Major contributions from Rajasthan (47.98%), Jammu & Kashmir (22.55%), Gujarat (6.01%), Maharashtra (4.73%) and Himachal Pradesh (4.27%).
    • Annual growth rate, Arunachal Pradesh (35.75%) followed by Rajasthan (6.06%) and Jharkhand (2.36%).
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