Key facts
  • India’s population is 1.37bn. It is projected to overtake China as the world’s most populous country in 2027.
  • India’s poultry population is 835m.
  • Average annual egg consumption per person more than doubled between 2014 and 2019 (from 30 to 68). In the same period, average annual chicken consumption increased more than six-fold (from 400g to 2.5kg a year).
  • The Indian poultry market was worth INR 1,750bn (US$25.4bn) in 2018 and the market is projected to reach INR 4,340bn (US$63.1bn) by 2024, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 16.2% during 2019-2024.

Poultry in India

Poultry production in India has undergone a major shift over the past two decades, being transformed from a backyard activity into a major industry

The leadership teams in India

Dr Prakash Koringa

Prakash Koringa

Veterinarian and animal biotechnology researcher

Anand Agricultural University
John Kirubaharan

John Kirubaharan

Veterinarian and microbiologist

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS)
Professor Raman Muthusamy

Raman Muthusamy

Animal health and parasitic zoonoses researcher

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS)