19th livestock census – 2012: all India report
The Animal Husbandry and livestock sectors are critical for the rural economy, especially the small and marginal farmers. They not only contribute to their income but also their best insurance against any natural calamity. For planning purposes, the need for upto date and reliable data cannot be over emphasized. Livestock Census is a quinquennial complete enumeration process whereby data on number of livestock along with their sex composition, age distribution, utility wise distribution etc. are generated. The present report provides detailed data of the 19 Livestock Census conducted across the country covering all States and Union Territories.