Livestock & Poultry

 

 

There is a vast potential for growth in this sector. Currently, the production of Milk, Eggs and Meat is not sufficient to meet local consumption needs. There is a huge outflow of funds to procure the above from the other states of India. To overcome this deficiency, the Animal Husbandry departments have introduced a wide range of schemes, which will augment production in this sector along with creating employment opportunities.

 

Livestock rearing is an important aspect of tribal life in the region. Although the livestock population of the NE states is high, large scale imports, especially of pigs and cattle, are made from the neighbouring plains because of the huge demand.

 

Assam has the highest livestock population among the NE states. In the hilly terrains of the NE states, the dependence on livestock for meat is very high. Pigs serve as the primary source of meat in most of the hilly areas and in such areas pigs outnumber cattle.

 

In Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Mizoram and Tripura, most of the cattle are of indigenous stock and there are few cross-breeds. Nagaland, Manipur and Meghalaya, on the other hand, have a sizable population of cross-breed farm animals. In Assam, Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya, the cattle population is larger than the population of pigs and goat combined. Assam has a sizable population of buffaloes which are used for agricultural purposes.

 

Estimates of Milk Production During 2012-13 to 2016-17:

 

Per Capita Availability of Milk during 2012-13 To 2016-17:

 

Estimates of Egg Production During 2012-13 To 2016-17:

 

Egg Production from Commercial Poultry Farms during 2015-16 and 2016-17:

 

Per Capita Availability of Eggs during 2012-13 to 2016-17:

 

Estimates of Meat Production during 2012-13 To 2016-17:

 

Estimates of Wool Production during 2012-13 to 2016-17:

 

Estimates of Number of animals slaughtered for Meat Production, 2015-16 and 2016-17:

 

Number of Veterinary Institutions as on 31.03.2017:

 

Livestock Population of Arunachal Pradesh as per Livestock Census 2012:

 

Livestock Population of Assam as per Livestock Census 2012:

 

Livestock Population of Manipur as per Livestock Census 2012:

 

Livestock Population of Meghalaya as per Livestock Census 2012:

 

Livestock Population of Mizoram as per Livestock Census 2012:

 

Livestock Population of Nagaland as per Livestock Census 2012:

 

Livestock Population of Sikkim as per Livestock Census 2012:

 

Livestock Population of Tripura as per Livestock Census 2012:

 

National Livestock Policy 2013: