India

Disasters like drought can affect livestock production

India plans disaster rescue unit for livestock

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

The Indian government is to create a national Veterinary Emergency Response Unit, charged with protecting the country’s huge livestock population during natural disasters, such as floods, fires, droughts and earthquakes, a New Delhi conference has heard.

Indian meat trade targeted, claims religious group

Indian meat trade targeted, claims religious group

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

The leaders of India’s 160-million plus Muslim community, which dominates the country’s meat trade, is complaining of persistent harassment by Hindu "hardliners".

India doubles spend on proteins

India doubles spend on protein

By Patrick McGuigan

The amount of money spent on milk, eggs and meat in India has doubled over five years with supply shortages driving up prices and general food inflation.

India to become world’s largest beef exporter in 2012

India to become world’s largest beef exporter in 2012

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

India will become the largest exporter of beef in the world in 2012, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has concluded in its latest report Livestock and Poultry-World Market and Trade 2012.

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