Sikkim

Livestock and Poultry Population, 1987.

NAME

CATTLE

BUFFALOES

SHEEP GOATS

YAKS

HORSES PONY

PIGS

DONKEY MULE

POULTRY

POPULATION

183385

3088

109143

5354

1368

31207

41

256841

 

With the increasing population & the limited availability of land for agricultural operations it is essential that supplementary sources of income be generated. And in a predominantly rural economy like Sikkim, animal husbandary activities forms an extremely important element for income generation. It also helps to meet the increasing demand for protien rich food items such as milk, egg and meat. Adequate number of livestock like cattle, buffalows, pigs, sheeps, goats, yaks and few other are reared in Sikkim. Yaks are reared in North Eastern ranges bordering Tibet, Bhutan and western ranges of Nepal. The table above shows the estimated livestock population in the state.



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