The annual average growth shown by the Indian broiler industry is about 10 percent and has been characterized as steady but volatile.
This steady and effective growth is the result of the expansion in the middle class of this country and the rise in their demand for protein-rich food. Though the demand is increasing, production faces fluctuations due to factors like overproduction and avian influenza.
2012 has set a new record of broiler production i.e. 3.2 million tons. Similarly the layer industry is showing increased growth due to increasing demand for protein with low costs.
Products of egg powder of India have a strong demand in Africa, Middle East and Asia and this is also promoting the growth. Per capita availability of eggs was around 55 per year in 2011-12. A central-sector Poultry Venture Capital Fund scheme is being implemented in capital subsidy by the government from 2011.