Analysis Report On India’s Piggery Sector - April 2024

The piggery industry which contributes around 1.7% of the total livestock of the country plays an important role in providing livelihood and economic development for India’s rural population. India has one of the largest shares in livestock wealth but the piggery sector which plays a crucial role in the faster socio-economic growth of the country has a relatively low population share among the major livestock population as per the census 2019.

Pig farming does not involve extensive equipment and infrastructure but due to high fecundity, early maturity, and better feed conversion efficiency within short generation intervals, it is a popular livelihood choice in the weaker sections of the society especially in the Northeastern region of the country.