Being vegetarian is an option most people have however most people all over the world have at one point or the other have eaten some form of meat. However, in order to understand India’s economics you need to understand that a wide portion of the country practices vegetarianism, and use it as a way of life. Understanding this will help you develop an economic sense in the country.
Amongst all the various countries wherein vegetarianism is active, India stands out like an active symbol. India or Bharat as it was called in ancient times has had vegetarianism engrained amongst the various ways of life. Since the advent of Buddhism in India, vegetarianism was given as an ethical and healthy choice of life.
Amidst the various religious outlooks present in India, most eastern oriented ones like Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism actively take a vegetarian outlook. In fact it would be safe to assume that India would probably be the only country wherein the vegetarian number is much more so than the non- vegetarian counterparts. There has been hardly been any census poll for such a definitive answer, but if you travel through India then you are definitely reminded of this point wherein vegetarian restaurants definitely outnumber the mixed or purely non-vegetarian restaurants. Plus in India, beef and pork are even harder to find as both meat products are very much frowned upon by most Indians.
Looking back the amount of options available for vegetarians is amazing as the food products range from dry items to gravy items, from breads to wheat-flour products, from a mixture of various vegetable to just a single vegetable. Indian cuisine especially the vegetarian counterpart is something to be proud of and one which feeds the one billion plus population of India very competently and also gives the non-vegetarian eaters an option which they can exercise if they get tired of meat every once in a while.