Livestock

Livestock Population – Kerala
 
The 20th Livestock Census in Kerala was conducted in February 2019 in Kerala, the Panchayat wards in rural areas and municipal/ corporation wards in urban areas were the basic units of enumeration. Census was conducted in 15,962 rural Panchayat wards and 3527 municipal/corporation wards. As many as 15 types of animals, eight types of fowls, stray dogs, stray cattle etc., are enumerated and breed-wise enumeration carried out in all wards. The details of the slaughter house were also collected. The Fisheries statistics, which was not a feature in the previous census, were incorporated in the 20th Livestock Census.
 
As per 20th Livestock Census (2019), the livestock population in the State was 38.36 lakh. It was 1.34 per cent less than the last census 2012. The poultry population was 298.18 lakh, which accounts for 3.5 per cent of the total poultry population in the country. It registered a 25 per cent increase over the 19th Livestock Census. Growth rate of poultry population in Kerala is higher than the growth rate recorded at the national level (16.81 per cent). Kerala ranks 9th among the States in poultry population of the country.
 

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Source : Economic Review 2020