Basic Animal Husbandry Statistics 2023

Pashu Sandesh, 28 November 2023

Based on the Animal Integrated Sample Survey (March 2022 to February 2023), the Basic Animal Husbandry Statistics 2023 report, was released by the Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Parshottam Rupala, during the National Milk Day event held in Guwahati on 26 November 2023.

As per the report India’s total milk production is estimated at 230.58 million tonnes in 2022-23. Milk production increased by 3.83 per cent in 2022-23 over the estimates of 2021-22, which is less in the last five years.  During the last five years, milk production in our country registered a growth of 22.81 per cent compared to the figures of 2018-19, when the output was 187.75 million tonnes. According to the report, the annual growth rates in the past few years were 6.47 per cent in 2018-19, 5.69 per cent in 2019-20, 5.81 per cent in 2020-21 and 5.77 per cent in 2021-22.

The top milk-producing state in 2022-23 was Uttar Pradesh with a share of 15.72 per cent, followed by Rajasthan 14.44 per cent, Madhya Pradesh 8.73 per cent, Gujarat 7.49 per cent and Andhra Pradesh (6.70 per cent).In terms of annual growth rate, Karnataka with 8.76 per cent topped the list, followed by West Bengal at 8.65 per cent and Uttar Pradesh at 6.99 per cent over the previous year.

As per the report, total egg production is estimated at 138.38 billion eggs during the year 2022-23, when compared with production in 2021-22 the egg production in the country has registered a growth of 6.77 per cent. Compared with the production of 2018-19 when production was 103.80 billion eggs, egg production has registered a growth of 33.31 per cent during the last five years. when we look at figures of the last five years the annual growth rate was 9.02 per cent in 2018-19, 10.19 per cent in 2019-20, 6.70 per cent in 2020-21 and 6.19 per cent in 2021-22.

Andhra Pradesh topped the list in egg production with a share of 20.13 per cent, followed by Tamil Nadu 15.58 per cent, Telangana 12.77 per cent, West Bengal (9.94 per cent) and Karnataka (6.51 per cent).

The total meat production in the country is estimated at 9.77 million tonnes during 2022-23, a growth of 20.39 per cent compared to 2018-19 figures when output was 8.11 million tonnes.
The production has increased by 5.13 per cent in 2022-23 over 2021-22. The previous growth rates were 5.99 per cent in 2018-19, 5.98 per cent in 2019-20, 2.30 per cent in 2020-21 and 5.62 per cent in 2021-22. Uttar Pradesh was the major meat production contributor with a 12.20 per cent share, followed by West Bengal (11.93 per cent), Maharashtra (11.50 per cent), Andhra Pradesh (11.20 per cent) and Telangana (11.06 per cent).