Minister to send team to explore Indian egg production



It has been decided during a discussion held between the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Trade to avoid delays in giving approval for eggs imported from India and to give approval within one and a half days.

It has also been decided to send a team including two officials of the Ministry of Agriculture to India to explore new poultry farms that can supply eggs to Sri Lanka.

Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera said that eggs are being imported from three farms in India where there is no bird flu, and that these officials will be sent to look for more such farms since the imported egg stock is insufficient.

The Minister said this at a news conference held yesterday (11) at the Government Information Department.

Minister Amaraweera said that if one million eggs per day are imported from India for a period of three months, the egg issue will be solved to some extent.

However, he said that after another five months, an egg can be sold for Rs.30 in the local market.

Although the daily consumption of eggs in the country is seven million, the daily production of eggs is about five million.


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