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2019 Livestock population in India increases by 4.6% in seven years

Livestock population in India increases by 4.6% in seven years: Details

The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, operating under the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying released 20th Livestock Census.

The livestock population in India has increased by 4.6% in seven years like from 512 million in 2012 to nearly 536 million in 2019.

Key Highlights

The total Bovine population that includes Buffalo, cattle, Mithun and Yak is around 302.79 million and has increased by 1% in 2019

The total number of cattle is 192.49 million and has increased by 0.8%. Female cattle is 145.12 million and has increased by 18% as compared to the previous census (2012)

The Exotic and Indigenous female cattle population has increased by 10% in 2019.

The population of Non-Descript cattle has declined

The crossbred cattle population has increased by 26.9%

The total Buffalos are 109.85 million and has increased by 1%

The Goat Population is 148.8 million and has increased by 10.1%

The Total population is pig is 9.06 million. It has declined by 12.03%

Commercial Poultry has increased to 534.74 million and has increased by 4.5%

Category

Population of 2019

(in million)

Cattle

 192.49

Buffalo

 109.85

Sheep

 74.26

Goat

 148.88

Pig

 9.06

Mithun

 0.38

Yak

 0.06

Horse & Ponies

 0.34

Mule

 0.08

Donkey

 0.12

Camel

 0.25

Total Livestock

 535.78

 

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