THE ROLE OF POULTRY IN ECONOMIC GROWTH OF INDIA

Mr Muhammed Arsal TK

Abstract


Agriculture is the primary source of livelihood for about 58 per cent of India’s population. The Indian food industry is poised for huge growth, increasing its contribution to world food trade every year due to its immense potential for value addition, particularly within the food processing industry. The Indian food and grocery market are the world’s sixth-largest, with retail contributing 70 per cent of the sales.

Livestock, an integral component of the farming system in India contribute immense support to the overall development of the agriculture sector in the country. One of the components of the livestock sector is poultry farming. Poultry farming covers rearing of chicken, turkeys, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, pigeon, etc.

                        This study primarily focuses on the importance of poultry farming in the Indian economy, the major problems faced by Indian farmers and the measures undertaken by authorities to solve them.


Keywords


Poultry, Per capita consumption, Disease outbreak.

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