Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent)
1) Discuss the pattern in the distribution of Livestock based industry in India. (250 words)
Why this question:
The question is based upon the contributions of Livestock based industry to the Indian economy.
Key demand of the question:
One must discuss the pattern in the distribution of Livestock based industry in India.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Quote key facts like – India’s livestock sector is one of the largest in the world. It has 56.7% of world’s buffaloes, 12.5% cattle, 20.4% small ruminants, 2.4% camel, 1.4% equine, 1.5% pigs and 3.1% poultry.
In brief highlight the expanse of livestock industry in India.
Livestock plays an important role in Indian economy. About 20.5 million people depend upon livestock for their livelihood. Livestock contributed 16% to the income of small farm households as against an average of 14% for all rural households. Livestock provides livelihood to two-third of rural community.
Discuss the causative factors of it.
Highlight the pattern on the basis of other dependent factors.
Conclude with way forward.