India's meat production in July to October of 2016-17 financial year rose by 8.48 per cent, which was nearly 33 per cent of the total targeted meat production of 7.37 million tonnes, the government said on Thursday.
According to an official statement as per the Integrated Sample Survey 2016-17, the total production of meat during July to October months of 2016-17 also called as "rainy" season output rose to 2.43 million tonnes as against 2.24 million tonnes during the same period last year.
Together with summer season output, the total meat production in the country in 2016-17 so far has been around 4.67 million tonnes, which is 63.36 per cent of the annual target.
The statement also showed that the country's milk production is estimated to have touched 105.42 million tonnes so far this year, while the target is to achieve 163.74 million tonnes. Total milk output stood at 155.5 million tonnes in 2015-16.
The data based on the sample survey showed that milk output during the monsoon season (July-October) of 2016-17 grew by 4.38 per cent to 54.50 million tonnes from 52.21 million tonnes in the year-ago period.
"As against the targeted production of 163.74 million tonnes during 2016-17, the total estimated production in two seasons (summer and rainy) is 105.42 million tonnes showing an achievement of 64.38 per cent.
The average milk yield per day has marginally improved for an indigenous category of cows and buffaloes when compared with last monsoon season, it said.
The average milk yield of exotic and crossbred cows are estimated to be 10.85 Kg and 7.40 kg per animal per day, respectively.
In case of indigenous cows and non-descript cows, it is 3.56 kg and 2.29 kg per animals per day each.
Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh were largest milk producer during monsoon.
Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal and Haryana were five largest producers of eggs.
In case of wool, the production has touched 20.66 million kilos so far this year and the target is 44.07 million kilos.
Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir are key producers of wool.