Livestock exports rise
According to the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, said that the country’s exports of livestock products have increased to Rs 7,543 crore during the first quarter of this fiscal. During the same period last year, India exported livestock products worth Rs 3,668 crore. It added that the demand for Indian bovine meat across the globe has due to its high quality, nutrient values and risk-free nature. The meat is prepared and exported in accordance with World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) guidelines.
“Due to high demand, the Indian buffalo meat is exported to the countries of Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, UAE,” the ministry said. “All the consignments of Indian Buffalo meat are tested in accordance with international standards and sent only after Covid-19 free certification,” it added. Over the years, India has managed to become one of the world’s leading exporters of buffalo meat. Its buffalo exports stood at USD 3.17 billion in 2020-21.