Kolkata: The egg price dropped further on Tuesday with the state government started selling eggs at Rs 5.5 per piece through 20 fair-price shops across the city with the help of West Bengal Poultry Federation.
As per B R Das, CEO of the federation, they are expecting the egg price to stabilize within a few days.
“On Tuesday, the wholesale price of egg dipped to Rs 5.30 as we sold eggs from 40 fair price shops in the state. We are hopeful that retailers will also sell egg at this price, sacrificing the profit to some extent,” said Das. But in some markets, eggs remained pricey and sold at Rs 6.50.
In Kolkata, the wholesale egg price rose to Rs 5.52 early this week from Rs 4.56 even a week ago.
The state government on Tuesday announced some sops to the poultry farms for more domestic production. “We will be offering each poultry farm producing more than 10,000 chickens with incentive of Rs 8 lakh so that our domestic production improves and matches the demand. Besides, we are speaking to banks so that poultry farm entrepreneurs can set up new farms with easy loans. The government will pay the stamp duty for registration of the farm,” said Animal Husbandry minister Swapan Debnath.