New Delhi: According to OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook, beef exports from India to the developed nations have doubled under the Modi government. The report elaborated that India exported 1.56 million tonnes of beef in 2017 and is expected to maintain its position as the third-largest Beef exporter, accounting for 16 per cent of global exports in 2026.
Ironically, India – a country where people mostly view cows as sacred- could soon become the world’s biggest beef exporter.
The Muslim Mirror with reference to the report of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation (OECD) has stated that India currently sits at the third position when it comes to export of beef and is projected to hold on to that position over the next decade.
FAO revealed that the total world beef exports in 2016 was 10.95 million tonnes and was expected to increase to 12.43 million tonnes by 2026.