Over 2.5m tons meat to be produced in 2021-22

Staff Reporter

Government has set a target to produce about 5.219 million tons of meat during next fiscal year in order to meet with domestic requirements as well as for exporting.

During the period under review about 2.4 million tons of beef to be produced,where mutton production targets were fixed at 782,000 tons to tackle with the local consumption, according to a budget document.

Domestic meat output during current fiscal year (July-February) witnessed about 5.2 percent growth as local production of above mentioned commodity reached to 3.303 million tons as against the output of 3.139 million tons of same period of last year, it added.

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