India registered growth of five per cent growth in Milk production in integrated livestock sample survey

The Ministry of Agriculture on Thursday released the outcome of the survey during the rainy season last year, which covered 15 per cent sample basis across the country.

Published: 16th February 2017 08:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th February 2017 08:20 PM   |  A+A-

An Indian couple milks a cow at the Sandesar village of Anand district | AP

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The outcome of the integrated sample survey of livestock during July-October 2016 has revealed that India registered growth of five per cent to nine per cent for milk, egg and meat productions respectively in the country. While Uttar Pradesh is the top state for milk and meat productions, Tamil Nadu has been ranked top state in the case of eggs.

The Ministry of Agriculture on Thursday released the outcome of the survey during the rainy season last year, which covered 15 per cent sample basis across the country. The sample villages and urban wards were selected from the entire rural and urban areas. The survey is conducted in three seasons.

“The total milk production has increased from 52.21 million tonnes during 2015-16 (Rainy season) to 54.50 million tonnes during 2016-17 (Rainy season) registering a growth 4.38 per cent. As against the targeted production of 163.74 million tonnes during 2016-17, the total estimated production in two seasons, summer and rainy, is 105.42 million tonnes showing an achievement of 64.38 per cent,” said a senior official.

The survey also noted that as compared to previous year’s (2015-16) rainy estimates, the average milk yield per day has marginally improved for indigenous category of cows and buffaloes. “The average yield rates of exotic and crossbred cows are estimated to be as 10.85 kgs and 7.40 kgs per animal per day respectively and the average yield rates of indigenous and non-descript cows are estimated to be as 3.56 kgs and 2.29 kgs per animals per day. The average yield rates of indigenous and non-descript buffaloes are estimated to be as 5.86 kgs and 4.04 kgs per animals per day respectively,” added the official.

The survey noted that first five highest milk producing states are Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh during the Rainy Season.

The survey also revealed that the total egg production has increased from 27.33 Billion during 2015-16 (Rainy) to 29.09 Billion during 2016-17 (Rainy) registering a growth 6.42 per cent. “As against the targeted production of 87.05 Billions of eggs during 2016-17, the total estimated production in two seasons, summer and rainy, is 55.11 Billion showing an achievement of 63.31 per cent. The production of egg is largely contributed by commercial poultry farms with nearly 75.75 per cent and remaining production is from household and backyard poultry,” said a senior official, who added that first five highest eggs producing states are Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal and Haryana.

The survey has also revealed that the total meat production has increased from 2.24 million tonnes during 2015-16 (Rainy) to 2.43 Million Tonnes during 2016-17 (Rainy) registering a growth 8.74 per cent. “As against the targeted production of 7.37 Million Tonnes during 2016-17, the total estimated production in two seasons, summer and rainy is 4.67 Million Tonnes showing an achievement of 63.28 per cent. Nearly, 47.86 per cent of the meat production is contributed by poultry and 20.11 per cent is from buffaloes,” said the official, who added that first five highest meat producing states are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, and  Telangana.

The survey also found out that the total wool production has decreased from 5.91 Million Kgs during 2015-16 (Rainy) to 5.78 Million Kgs during 2016-17 (Rainy), a decline of 2.16 per cent. “As against the targeted production of 44.07 Million Kgs during 2016-17, the total estimated production in two seasons, summer and rainy, is 20.66 Million Kgs showing an achievement of 46.89 per cent. The first five highest wool producing states are Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir.

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