Rajasthan Becomes Highest Milk Producer

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Rajasthan Becomes Highest Milk Producer

| Updated: March 16, 2023 12:11

Rajasthan topped the states by recording slightly more milk output than the earlier biggest producer Uttar Pradesh, shows the ‘Basic Animal Husbandry statistics 2022’ released on Wednesday.

Among other livestock products, the output of meat and eggs increased in 2021-22 compared to 2020-21, but wool production decreased by more than 10% compared to the previous year.

Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Andhra Pradesh were the top five major milk-producing states in the country in 2021-22, while Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana emerged as the top five meat-producing states.

The report is the primary source of data for the year 2021-22 production estimates for four major livestock products: milk, eggs, meat, and wool. In terms of meat production, the country produced 9.29 million tonnes with a 5.6% annual growth rate. Poultry meat accounted for more than half of the total meat output in the country (51%), followed by buffalo (17%) and goat (14%). 

In 2021-22, the total egg production in the country was 129.60 billion (in numbers) which had increased by 6.19% as compared to the previous year. The top five major egg producing States were Andhra Pradesh (20.41%), Tamil Nadu (16.08%), Telangana (12.86%), West Bengal (8.84%) and Karnataka (6.38%).

The total wool production in the country in 2021-22 was 33.13 thousand tonnes, a 10.30% decrease from the previous year. Rajasthan (45.91%), Jammu and Kashmir (23.19%), Gujarat (6.12%), Maharashtra (4.78%), and Himachal Pradesh (4.33%) were the top five major wool producing states.

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