Milk Production Likely to Exceed 133 Million Tonne in 2012-13 Major Livestock Products See Steady increase in Production
New Delhi: December 31,2012
India, the largest producer of milk in the world, is set to produce over
133 million tonnemilk this year. In 1986-87 – 25 years back – India
produced just 46.7 million tonne milk.
production of various animal products has shown a steady increase over
the years. Not only milk but also meat and eggs have seen significant
rise in production, leading to better availability of these highly
important for the economy from employment and income-security points of
view too. In India, farmers of marginal, small and semi-medium
operational holdings (area less than 4 ha) own 87.7% of the livestock.
It has been found that small and marginal farmers with livestock are
better able to withstand the impact of drought.
The table and graphic below show the
production of milk, meat and eggs over the last five years.
Estimate of Major livestock Products
milk ( miilion tonne)
( miilion tonne)
India continues to be the largest producer of milk in the world.
The estimate of the
milk production in 2011-12 is 127.9 million tonne and is likely to reach
133.7 million tonne this year.
Per capita availability of milk at national level has increased from 260
gram per day in 2007-08 to 290 gram per day in 2011-12.
meat production from cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, pig and poultry is
estimated to be 5.51 million tonne in 2011-12 and is likely to reach 5.9
million tonne in 2012-13.
The estimate of egg production in the year 2011-12 is 66.45 billion and
is likely to climb to 72.5 billion in the current year.
CSO estimates of the value of livestock output for 2010-11, value from
milk group [at constant price of 2004-05] was Rs.1,60,424crore, meat
group Rs. 41,933 crore, and eggs Rs. 8,052 crore. The Gross Domestic
Product (GDP) at current price for the livestock sector was 3.64 % of
total GDP during 2010-11.
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