Andhra Pradesh leads the nation in total egg production, contributing 20.13 percent to the overall output. Following closely are Tamil Nadu (15.58 percent), Telangana (12.77 percent), West Bengal (9.94 percent), and Karnataka (6.51 percent).

Over the past five years preceding 2022-23, there has been a significant growth in the production of milk, eggs, and meat. This information was disclosed in a report released by Union Minister Parshottam Rupala on Sunday. However, there was a decline in wool production during this period. The report, based on the National Dairy Development Survey (March 2022 to February 2023), conducted during all three seasons—summer (March-June), monsoon (July-October), and winter (November-February)—across the country. The report stated that the estimated milk production in the country during 2022-23 is 23.05 crore tons, showing a growth of 22.81 percent over the past five years. In comparison, milk production was 18.77 crore tons in 2018-19.

Milk Production Leader: According to the report, the estimated production during 2022-23 increased by 3.83 percent compared to the estimate for 2021-22. The annual growth rate was 6.47 percent in 2018-19, 5.69 percent in 2019-20, 5.81 percent in 2020-21, and 5.77 percent in 2021-22. Uttar Pradesh led in milk production during 2022-23, accounting for a share of 15.72 percent. Following Uttar Pradesh were Rajasthan (14.44 percent), Madhya Pradesh (8.73 percent), Gujarat (7.49 percent), and Andhra Pradesh (6.70 percent).

Egg Production Leader: Andhra Pradesh continues to lead the country in total egg production, with a share of 20.13 percent. It is followed by Tamil Nadu (15.58 percent), Telangana (12.77 percent), West Bengal (9.94 percent), and Karnataka (6.51 percent). In terms of Annual Growth Rate (AGR), West Bengal recorded the highest growth rate at 20.10 percent. It was followed by Sikkim (18.93 percent) and Uttar Pradesh (12.80 percent). The report stated that the estimated total meat production in the country during 2022-23 is 97.7 lakh tons, showing an annual growth rate of 20.39 percent over the past five years, compared to the estimated 81.1 lakh tons in 2018-19.

Meat Production Leader: Uttar Pradesh leads in total meat production with a share of 12.20 percent, followed by West Bengal (11.93 percent), Maharashtra (11.50 percent), Andhra Pradesh (11.20 percent), and Telangana (11.06 percent). In terms of Annual Growth Rate (AGR), Sikkim recorded the highest growth rate at 63.08 percent, followed by Meghalaya (38.34 percent) and Goa (22.98 percent).

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