India’s meat production increases by 9%


India’s meat production registered an increase of nearly 9% in the 2016-17 monsoon over the previous year. According to government data, total meat production rose to 2.43 million tonnes between July-October 2016-17, against 2.24 million tonnes for the same period in 2015-16.

The central government had set a target of 7.37 million tonnes of meat production for 2016-17, of which, 63.28% has been achieved in the past eight months. “Nearly 47.86% of meat production is contributed by poultry and 20.11% from buffaloes,” said the government’s report. Uttar Pradesh tops the list of highest meat producing states, followed by Maharashtra, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, reported the The Deccan Herald.


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