NEW DELHI, 20 February 2017 : b> 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%.
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%.
Nearly, 47.86% of the meat production is contributed by poultry and 20.11% is from buffaloes.
The first five highest Meat producing States are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, & Telangana during the Rainy Season.
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%.
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%.
The first five highest Wool producing States are Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, & Jammu & Kashmir during the Rainy Season.