20th Livestock Census of India 2019 Highlights

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Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying has released the 20th Livestock Census of India 2019. The Livestock Census has been conducted in the country periodically since 1919-20. The Livestock Census covers all domesticated animals and its headcounts. So far 19 such censuses have been conducted in participation with State Governments and UT Administrations. The 20th Livestock Census was conducted in participation with all States and Union Territories.

20th Livestock Census of India

20th Livestock Census of India 2019 Highlights

The 20th Livestock Census of India 2019 Highlights are as follows:

  • The total Livestock population is 78 million in the country showing an increase of 4.6% over Livestock Census-2012
  • Total Bovine population (Cattle, Buffalo, Mithun and Yak) is 79 Million in 2019 which shows an increase of about 1% over the previous census.
  • The total number of cattle in the country in 2019 is 49 million showing an increase of 0.8 % over previous Census.
  • The Female Cattle (Cows population) is 12 million, increased by 18.0% over the previous census (2012).
  • The Exotic/Crossbred and Indigenous/Non-descript Cattle population in the country is 42 million and 142.11 million respectively.
  • The Indigenous/Non-descript female cattle population has increased by 10% in 2019 as compared to previous census.
  • The population of the total Exotic/Crossbred Cattle has increased by 9% in 2019 as compared to previous census.
  • There is a decline of 6% in the total Indigenous/ Non-descript cattle population over the previous census. However, the pace of decline of Indigenous/ Non-descript cattle population during 2012-2019 is much lesser than as compared to the 2007-12 which was about 9%.
  • The total buffaloes in the country is 85 million showing an increase of about 1.0% over previous Census.
  • The total milch animals (in-milk and dry) in cows and buffaloes is 34 million, an increase of 6.0 % over the previous census.
  • The total sheep in the country is 26 million in 2019, increased by 14.1% over previous Census.
  • The Goat population in the country in 2019 is 88 million showing an increase of 10.1% over the previous census.
  • The total Pigs in the country is 06 Million in the current Census, declined by 12.03% over the previous Census.
  • The other livestock including mithun, yak, horses, ponies, mule, donkeys, camel together contribute around 23% of the total livestock and their total count is 1.24 million.
  • The total poultry in the country is 81 million in 2019, registered an increase of 16.8% in the total poultry.
  • The total birds in the backyard poultry in the country is 07 million. The backyard poultry has increased by around 46% as compared to previous Census.
  • The total Commercial Poultry in the country is 74 million in 2019, increased by 4.5% over previous Census

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