The meat production registered a healthy growth from 2.3 million tonnes at the end of Tenth
      Five Year Plan (2006-07) to 5.5 million tonnes at the end of the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2011-
      12). Meat production in the beginning of Twelfth Plan (2012-13) was 5.95 million tonnes which
      further increased to 7.4 million tonnes in 2016-17.
      Fisheries Production
            The country has vast potential for fisheries in view of long coastline of about 8,118 kms
      apart from the inland water resources. During 2016-17, India exported products worth of ₹
      37870.90 crore which is about 0.92 per cent of the National Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and
      5.23 per cent to the agriculture GVA (2015-16). India is the second largest producer of fish and
      also second largest producer of fresh water fish in the world. Fish production increased from
      41.57 lakh tonnes (24.47 lakh tonnes for marine and 17.10 lakh tonnes for inland fisheries) in
      1991-92 to 107.90 lakh tonnes (35.8 lakh tonnes for marine and 77.69 lakh tonnes for inland
      fisheries) in 2016-17(Provisional). During the first two quarters of 2017-18 the fish production is
      estimated at 5.80 million tonnes (P).
      National Livestock Mission
            For sustainable and continuous growth of livestock sector by emulating the success
      achieved in dairy and poultry sectors, across species and regions, the National Livestock Mission
      was launched in 2014-15 with an approved outlay of X 2,800 crore during XII Plan. This
      Mission is formulated with the objectives of sustainable development of livestock sector,
      focusing on improving availability of quality feed and fodder, risk coverage, effective extension,
      improved flow of credit and organisation of livestock farmers/rearers, etc. with the following
      sub-missions: (i) sub-mission on livestock development; (ii) sub-mission on pig development in
      north-eastern region; (iii) sub-mission on fodder and feed development; and (iv) sub-mission on
      skill development, technology transfer and extension.
      Livestock Health
            With improvement in the quality of livestock through cross-breeding programmes, the
      susceptibility of these livestock to various diseases including exotic diseases has increased. In
      order to reduce morbidity and mortality, efforts are being made by the state/union territory
      governments to provide better health care through polyclinics/veterinary hospitals, dispensaries
      and first-aid centres including mobile veterinary dispensaries available in the states.
            In order to provide referral services, over and above the existing disease diagnostic
      laboratories in the states, one central and five regional disease diagnostic laboratories have been
      established which are now fully functional. Further, for control of major livestock and poultry
      diseases by way of prophylactic vaccination, the required quantity of vaccines are being
      produced in the country at 27 veterinary vaccine production units including 20 in public sector.
      While efforts are made to ensure better livestock health in the country, efforts are also being
      made to prevent ingress of diseases from outside the country, and to maintain standards of
      veterinary drugs and formulations. At present, the Drugs Controller General of India regulates
      the quality of veterinary drugs and biologicals.
      Livestock Census
            The first livestock census was conducted during 1919-1920 and since then it is being