Telangana has the highest number of meat-eaters in the country, with 99% of its residents being non-vegetarians.
According to a survey conducted by Registrar General of India, 98.8 percent of men and 98.6 percent of women eat meat in the state.
The survey was conducted targeting people who are 15 years and over.
The survey also revealed that after Telangana, states of West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Kerala have the highest non-vegetarian population.
Whereas when it comes to vegetarian population, Rajasthan, Punjab, and Haryana fared at the top of the list.
The survey also revealed that the overall non-vegetarian population of India has dropped from 75 per cent 12 years back in in 2004 to 71 per cent in 2014.
While many might be shocked that 99 per cent of Telangana’s population is non-vegetation, experts say that meat consumption only reflects traditional eating habits of the state.
Experts also believe that the majority of the people who were surveyed for the state of Telangana could be from Hyderabad, which has a high percentage of meat-eaters.
Telangana also has high amount of livestock, which can also contribute to higher consumption of meat. When it comes to poultry, the state has the fourth highest poultry count and produced 505 lakh metric tonnes of meat and 1,061 crore eggs in 2014-15 alone.