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Telling Numbers: 18 lakh fewer stray dogs in 7 years, and the 1.53 crore still on streets | Explained News,The Indian Express

The number of dogs on India's streets declined from 1.71 crore in 2012 to 1.53 crore in 2019, according to figures tabled in Lok Sabha on Tuesday by Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister Parshottam Rupala.

The number of dogs on India’s streets declined from 1.71 crore in 2012 to 1.53 crore in 2019, according to figures tabled in Lok Sabha on Tuesday by Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister Parshottam Rupala.

Replying to a question from Thomas Chazhikadan of Kerala Congress(M), the Minister cited these figures from the Livestock Censuses of these two years.

18 lakh: This was the decline in the number of dogs on the streets across the country, marking a 10% reduction, between 2012 and 2019.

21 lakh: This was the decline in the number of dogs on the streets of Uttar Pradesh, which was steeper than the all-India decline. The numbers in UP reduced by half — from 41.79 lakh in 2012 to 20.59 in 2019.

3.7 lakh: Next to Uttar Pradesh, the highest decline in the number of stray dogs was in Andhra Pradesh (including Telangana), at 3.7 lakh, from 12.3 lakh in 2012 to 8.6 lakh in 2012. Out of 17 states that had a stray dog population of 1 lakh or more in 2019, eight witnessed a decline in numbers. Apart from UP and Andhra Pradesh (including Telangana), the other six states were: Bihar (decline of 3.4 lakh), Assam (3 lakh), Tamil Nadu (2 lakh), Madhya Pradesh (2 lakh), Jharkhand (98,000) and West Bengal (17 lakh).

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/18-lakh-fewer-stray-dogs-in-7-yrs-and-the-1-53-crore-still-on-streets-8066644/


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