The Uttar Pradesh government banned halal-certified food products across the state on Saturday, news agency ANI reported.
“In the interest of public health, production, storing, distribution and sale of halal certified edible items banned in Uttar Pradesh with immediate effect,” reads the official order. According to a separate UP government decree, pharmaceuticals, medical gadgets, and cosmetic items bearing halal-certified labelling would face legal action.
How big is Halal Products market in India?
The halal certified products market in India is expected to reach a value of USD 80-85 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 12.50% during the forecast period 2023-2028. This growth is driven by a number of factors, including the increasing Muslim population in India, the rising awareness of halal products among non-Muslim consumers, and the growing demand for halal products from the Middle East and other parts of the world, some surveys have suggested.
Uttar Pradesh, with its large Muslim population, is a key market for halal products in India. The halal certified products market in Uttar Pradesh is expected to reach a value of USD 10-12 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 13.50% during the forecast period 2023-2028.