Demographic changes happen to favor both broiler and egg industries as proteins derived from poultry are more affordable and are not associated with any religious taboos. Although consumption levels are rising, per capita consumption of meat is still 4.4 kg per annum against the ICMR recommended 10.5 kg per annum. The per capita consumption of eggs is 68 eggs per annum against the ICMR recommended 180 eggs per annum. Food processing is expected to become one of India's major industries in the coming years. The production chain is rapidly evolving with increased production and processing, better storage facilities, and evolving preferences. At present, only 10 percent of the agricultural produce is processed, resulting in a lot of wastage. The government plans to triple the sector's capacity and has also committed investments of 6000 crore rupees in mega food parks across the country. The production is becoming more integrated in the broiler sector. Meanwhile, 85 percent of all egg production is accounted for by commercial farms. The increasing demand for poultry meat and the improved organization has made India the third largest producer of eggs and the fifth largest producer of broilers.
The benefits of processed meat
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