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Govt sets meaty export target

The government has set target of producing about 3.3 million tons of meat during the current financial year to fulfill the domestic demand as well as for export purposes. An official in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research told APP here on Thursday that meat production in the country was increased by 5.76 percent during last financial year. As many as 3.2 million ton meat was produced during the year 2011-12 as against the set target of 3.0 million tons posting 5.76 percent increase in its production, he added. He said that beef production target has been set at 1.8 million ton and mutton production at 0.643 million as against the last year’s achievements of 1.76 million tons and 0.629 million tons respectively. He said that beef and mutton production during the year 2011-12 had registered a growth of 4.7 percent and 3.4 percent respectively.

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