20th Livestock Census of Rajasthan

20th Livestock Census of Rajasthan

The Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying under Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying attributes critical importance to livestock and to the collection and availability of up-to-date and accurate data related to livestock, as they are the vital component of rural economy. 20th Livestock Census of Rajasthan was conducted as part of 20th Livestock Census of India. This post lists summary as per the provisional data released by the department.

Animal Husbandry is a major economic activity of the rural peoples, specially in the arid and semi-arid regions of the Rajasthan. Development of livestock sector has a significant beneficial impact in generating employment and reducing poverty in rural areas.

What is Livestock Census ?

The Livestock Census is the main source of such data in the country. The livestock census is conducted across the country periodically since 1919. The census usually covers all domesticated animals and head counts of these animals are taken. So far, 19 Livestock Censuses were conducted in participation with State Governments and UT Administrations. The last Livestock Census was conducted in 2012 as 19th Livestock Census – Statistics

The 20th Livestock Census was launched during the month of October 2018. The enumeration was done in both rural and urban areas. Various species of animals (cattle, buffalo, mithun, yak, sheep, goat, pig, horse, pony, mule, donkey, camel, dog, rabbit and elephant)/poultry birds (fowl, duck and other poultry birds) possessed by the households, household enterprises/ non-household enterprises were counted at that site. Another important feature of 20th Livestock Census is it has been designed to capture Breed-wise number of animals and poultry birds.

Summary of Livestock Population in Rajasthan

S.NOVarietyState Rank
in India
Population
(In Millions) 2019
1Livestock256.8
2Poultry1714.6
3Cattle613.9
4Buffalo213.7
5Sheep47.9
6Goat120.84
7Pig
8Camel10.213
9Horses & Ponies30.034
10Mules0.001
11Donkeys10.23
12Mihtun0
13Yak0
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