Animal Husbandry Statistics 2023: Rupala releases milk, egg, meat and wool production figures

Animal Husbandry Statistics 2023: Rupala releases milk, egg, meat and wool production figures

Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India Parshottam Rupala released the 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 in Guwahati on Sunday.

Key features of Basic Animal Husbandry Statistics

The minister informed that the production of milk, egg, meat and wool in the country is estimated annually based on the results of the Integrated Sample Survey (ISS) which is conducted across the country in three seasons i.e., summer (March-June), rainy (July-October) and winter (November-February). The estimates of milk, egg, meat and wool for the year 2022-23 have been brought out and the outcomes of this survey are summarised below:

Milk Production

Union Minister Rupala informed that the total milk production in the country is estimated as 230.58 million tonnes during 2022-23 registered a growth of 22.81 per cent over the past five years which was 187.75 million tonnes in 2018-19. Further, the production has increased by 3.83 per cent during 2022-23 over the estimates of 2021-22. In the past, the annual growth rates were 6.47 per cent in 2018-19; 5.69 per cent in 2019-20; 5.81 per cent in 2020-21 and 5.77 per cent in 2021-22.

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According to the Animal Husbandry Statistics,  the highest milk-producing state during 2022-23 was Uttar Pradesh with a share of 15.72 per cent of total milk production followed by Rajasthan (14.44 per cent), Madhya Pradesh (8.73 per cent), Gujarat (7.49 per cent), and Andhra Pradesh (6.70 per cent). In terms of annual growth rate (AGR), the highest AGR was recorded by Karnataka (8.76 per cent) followed by West Bengal (8.65 per cent) and Uttar Pradesh (6.99 per cent) over the previous year.

Egg Production

Parshottam Rupala informed that the total egg production in the country has been estimated as 138.38 billion numbers during 2022-23 registering a growth of 33.31 per cent growth over the past five years as compared to the estimates of 103.80 billion numbers during 2018-19. Further, the production has increased annually by 6.77 per cent during 2022-23 over 2021-22. In the past, the annual growth rate was 9.02 per cent in 2018-19; 10.19 per cent in 2019-20; 6.70 per cent in 2020-21 and 6.19 per cent in 2021-22.

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As per the Animal Husbandry Statistics, the major contribution to the total egg production comes from Andhra Pradesh with a share of 20.13 per cent of total egg production followed by Tamil Nadu (15.58 per cent), Telangana (12.77 per cent), West Bengal (9.94 per cent) and Karnataka (6.51 per cent). In terms of AGR, the highest growth rate was recorded by West Bengal (20.10 per cent) followed by Sikkim (18.93 per cent) and Uttar Pradesh (12.80 per cent).

Meat Production

The minister said that the total meat production in the country is estimated as 9.77 million tonnes during 2022-23 registered a growth of 20.39 per cent over the past five years as compared to the estimates of 8.11 million tonnes in 2018-19. Further, the production was increased by 5.13 per cent in 2022-23 over 2021-22. In the past, the growth rate was 5.99 per cent in 2018-19; 5.98 per cent in 2019-20; 2.30 per cent in 2020-21 and 5.62 per cent in 2021-22.

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The major contribution to the total meat production comes from Uttar Pradesh with a 12.20 per cent share followed by West Bengal (11.93 per cent), Maharashtra (11.50 per cent), Andhra Pradesh (11.20 per cent) and Telangana (11.06 per cent). In terms of annual growth rate, the highest Annual Growth Rate (AGR) has been recorded in Sikkim (63.08 per cent) followed by Meghalaya (38.34 per cent) and Goa (22.98 per cent), Animal Husbandry Statistics states.

Wool Production

Rupala informed that the total wool production in the country is estimated as 33.61 million kg during 2022-23 registered a negative growth of 16.84 per cent over the past five years as compared to the estimates of 40.42 million kg during 2018-19. However, the production has increased by 2.12 per cent in 2022-23 over 2021-22. In the past, growth rates were -2.51 per cent in 2018-19; -9.05 per cent in 2019-20, – 0.46 per cent in 2020-21 and -10.87 per cent in 2021-22.

He informed that the major contribution in the total wool production comes from Rajasthan with a share of 47.98 per cent followed by Jammu & Kashmir (22.55 per cent), Gujarat (6.01 per cent), Maharashtra (4.73 per cent) and Himachal Pradesh (4.27 per cent). In terms of annual growth rate, the highest AGR has been recorded by Arunachal Pradesh (35.75 per cent) followed by Rajasthan (6.06 per cent) and Jharkhand (2.36 per cent).

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