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Andhra Pradesh reigns supreme: India's top egg producers crack open 2023-24 numbers

Andhra Pradesh reigns supreme: India's top egg producers crack open 2023-24 numbers

 India's poultry sector continues to soar, with egg production hitting new heights in 2023-24. While official figures are yet to be released, industry experts predict a rise from the previous year's impressive 138.38 billion eggs.

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HYDERABAD, 9 March 2024: India's poultry sector continues to soar, with egg production hitting new heights in 2023-24. While official figures are yet to be released, industry experts predict a rise from the previous year's impressive 138.38 billion eggs.

This surge reflects growing demand for protein and the increasing popularity of commercial poultry farms. Let's delve into the top egg-producing states in India and explore the factors driving this clucking good trend.

Andhra Pradesh: The Undisputed Champion

Andhra Pradesh continues its reign as the undisputed champion of egg production in India. The state's well-developed poultry infrastructure, coupled with a favorable climate, has enabled it to consistently contribute around 20% of the national egg output. Experts estimate this figure to be around 27.6 billion eggs in 2023-24, a testament to the state's dominance in the sector.

Tamil Nadu: A Strong Contender

Following closely behind is Tamil Nadu, another major player in the egg production arena. The state boasts a robust poultry industry with a strong focus on technological advancements. In 2023-24, Tamil Nadu is expected to contribute approximately 23.3 billion eggs, solidifying its position as the second-largest egg producer in the country.

Telangana: Rising Star in the South

Emerging as a strong contender in recent years is Telangana. With a focus on biosecurity measures and improved breeder farms, the state has witnessed a significant rise in egg production. Estimates suggest Telangana's contribution to be around 19.1 billion eggs in 2023-24, showcasing its impressive growth trajectory.

West Bengal and Karnataka: Maintaining Steady Production

West Bengal and Karnataka remain prominent contributors to India's egg basket. West Bengal, with its established poultry network, is expected to produce around 14.9 billion eggs in 2023-24. Karnataka, known for its focus on quality control, is anticipated to contribute approximately 9.8 billion eggs during the same period.

Factors Driving the Rise

Several factors contribute to India's burgeoning egg production industry:

  • Growing Demand for Protein: With rising health awareness, consumers are increasingly opting for protein-rich diets. Eggs, being a readily available and affordable source of protein, have witnessed a surge in demand.
  • Government Initiatives: The Indian government has implemented various schemes to promote poultry farming, including subsidies for setting up poultry units and providing access to quality breeding stock. These initiatives have significantly boosted production capacities.
  • Improved Breeds and Technology: The introduction of high-yielding breeds and adoption of modern farming technologies have led to increased egg production per hen.
  • Organized Poultry Sector: The growth of organized poultry farms with stringent biosecurity measures has ensured consistent production and improved quality.

Challenges and the Road Ahead

Despite the positive outlook, the Indian egg industry faces some challenges:

  • Price Fluctuations: Fluctuations in feed prices can impact production costs and profitability for farmers.
  • Disease Outbreaks: The risk of avian influenza outbreaks necessitates robust biosecurity measures to ensure animal health and prevent disruptions in production.
  • Competition: The increasing demand for eggs has attracted new players to the market, leading to increased competition and the need for efficient marketing strategies.

Looking ahead, the future of India's egg production industry appears bright. With continued government support, technological advancements, and a focus on quality control, the country is well-positioned to not only maintain its position as a leading egg producer but also cater to the growing domestic demand for this nutritious and affordable protein source.

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