Meat production for sustainable development in Karnataka state-A division-wise analysis


B. Sserunjogi, H. Lokesha and V.B. Wali



Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2014, Volume : 10, Issue : 3
First page : ( 237) Last page : ( 245)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2014.00543.5

Meat production for sustainable development in Karnataka-A division-wise analysis

Sserunjogi B.1,*, Lokesha H.1, Wali V.B.2
1Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, UAS, Raichur-584 104 (Karnataka)

2Department of Statistics, College of Agriculture, UAS, Raichur-584 104 (Karnataka)


JEL Classification: Q01, Q10, Q18, R11

Online published on 19 July, 2014.

The growth and factors influencing meat production were examined in Karnataka. The results revealed that the cattle and buffalo populations exhibited a declining trend which in turn affected the state’s beef and carabeef production. The growth for goat population in the state was negative while sheep population exhibited a mixed trend. As a result, chevron production registered a marginal increase (0.74 per cent) while mutton production recorded a dismal growth of 1.83 per cent at the state level during the study period. The results revealed that meat production across the divisions was significantly influenced by area under cereals, area under pasture and grazing lands and number of registered slaughter houses.