INDIAN MEAT INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE

DR S. K. RANJHAN

Director
Hind Agro Industries Limited
A-1, Phase 1, Okhla Industrial Area
New Delhi-110 020 (India)

Former Chief Technical Advisor,
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
and Livestock Specialist
World Bank


Table of contents

Summary

INTRODUCTION

Components of Meat Industry

Production of Meat

Meat Quality and Safety Measures

Processing of Meat

Export of Meat

Meat Processing Plants

Challenges and Opportunities for Indian Meat Industry

(I) Setting up of the State of Art-Abattoir-cum-Meat Processing Plants

(II) Packaging of Technologies to raise male Buffalo Calves for Meat Production

(III) Buffalo Rearing under Contractual Farming as Backward Integration To the Modern Abattoirs for Meat Production

(IV) Establishing Disease-Free Zones for Rearing Animals

Utilization of Slaughter House By-products

Pet Food Production

Employment Generation

Globalization of Trade and Removal of Trade Barriers under WTO Agreement

Issues for Buffalo Meat Development

(I) Discrimination Against Buffalo

(II) Buffalo as a Tool for Food Security and Rural Employment

(III) Price Parity with Cattle Beef

(IV) Organization of Meat Sector – Harmonization of Standards for Buffalo Meat

(V) Research and Development in Meat Sector

Conclusions

References:

Tables

Table 1 Annual Growth Rate of Meat Production in India: 1975-2000

Table 2: Trends in Livestock Population and Meat Production over 2 decades 1975-2000

Table 3: Export of buffalo meat (MT) from India to different countries

Table 4 Export of Sheep/Goat Meat from India (MT)

Table 5: Export of Poultry Meat for last 5 years

Table 6: Integrated Processing Plants

Table 7: Composition of Meat Cum Bone Meal

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