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Livestock population climbs to 535.78 mln, number of cows rise to 145.12 million: Census

India s livestock population increased to 535.78 million, with the number of cows rising 18 per cent to 145.12 million as compared to 2012, according to latest census. The Livestock Census-2019, released on Wednesday, showed that the population of sheep, goat and mithun grew in double digits while the count of horses and ponies, pigs, camels, donkeys, mules and yaks declined. The total livestock population is 535.78 million in the country showing an increase of 4.6 per cent over Livestock Census-2012, the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry Dairying said in a statement. Among the states, West Bengal reported the highest increase of 23.32 per cent in livestock population, followed by Telangana (22.21 per cent), Andhra Pradesh (15.79 per cent), Bihar (10.67 per cent) and Madhya Pradesh (11.81 per cent). However, the livestock population witnessed a decline of 1.35 per cent in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan (1.66 per cent) and Gujarat (0.95 per cent). As per the 20th livestock ...

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