\Abundance of live stock and traditional eating habits of people are attributed to Telangana coming across as the state with the highest proportion of meat eaters in India. According to a Registrar General of India survey of people aged 15 and above has revealed that almost 99% of them were vegetarians, (with the percentage of men being 98.8 and women at 98.6.
Among the other states in the list are West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Kerala that have the highest percentage of non-vegetarians, whereas states like Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana registered highest vegetarian population.
Incidentally the number of non-vegetarians in India has dropped from 75% in 2004 to 71% in 2014, and that can be a matter to rejoice for the promoters of vegetarianism.
The eating habits in Telangana with a rich Nizami influence are such that people can have lamb and chicken for breakfast, and Hyderabadi biryani is said to be tastier the next day morning. So here you have a state that almost wakes upto meat. It’s no wonder that the state has the second highest number of sheep, and the fourth highest poultry count in the country.