ICAR-National Research Centre on Meat

India possess diverse livestock resources including meat animals. Indian meat sector contributes significantly to sustain livestock production. India produces about 68 lakh tonnes of meat utilizing about 10 crore meat animals such as cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goat and pigs and 21 crores poultry. Meat group contributed 17 percent at Rs. 40399 crores to the value of output from livestock sector during 2007-08. Meat exports accounts for 77% of total animal products exports. However, India with 16% of worlds livestock population produces only 2.2 % of world meat production and average meat consumption as low as 5kg per annum. The importance of developing Indian meat sector towards an efficient and organized activity to utilize livestock resources to provide meat and by-products of human utility to the growing population needs has been realized. With this challenging backdrop, Indian Council of Agricultural Research has visualized the need for establishing an exclusive research centre on meat. National Research Centre on Meat was initiated at IVRI campus, Izatnagar in the year 1986 and later shifted to Hyderabad in the year of 1999. It started functioning as its own campus from April 2007.



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