Give an account of livestock in india

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Livestock plays a vital role in Indian economy. About 20.5 million people depend upon livestock for their livelihood. Livestock contributed 16% to the income of small farm households as against an average of 14% for all rural households. Livestock provides sustenance to two-thirds of the rural community. It also provides employment to about 8.8 % of the population in India. India has vast livestock resources. Livestock sector contributes 4.11% GDP and 25.6% of total Agriculture GDP.
The livestock plays an essential role in the economy of farmers. The farmers in India maintain a mixed farming system i.e., a combination of crop and livestock where the output of one enterprise becomes the input of another enterprise thereby realize the resource efficiency. The livestock serves the farmers in different ways.
  • Income
  • Employment
  • Food
  • Social security
  • Draft

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