Livestock Census: No. of stray cattle down in country, up in UP

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News: According to the 20th Livestock Census, the number of stray cattle in the country has marginally come down to 50.22 lakh in 2019 from 51.88 lakh in 2012.

Facts:

20th Livestock Census: Key Takeaways:

  • Total Livestock population: 535.78 million
  • Total Bovine population (Cattle, Buffalo, Mithun and Yak): 302.79 Million
  • Total poultry: 851.81 million

Additional Information:

About Livestock Census

  •  Conducted Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.
  • Conducted quinquennially (every five years) since 1919-20
  • Covers all domesticated animals and its headcounts