Cabinet to be informed to revise egg prices

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Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera said the attention of the Cabinet of Ministers will be drawn to revise the price of eggs to Rs 50.

He noted that there is a problematic situation that has arisen regarding the increase in the price of eggs, due to a huge shortage of animal feed while saying that the shortage of animal feed has arisen due to the increase in the prices of maize and soya beans, which are used to produce animal feed.

Amaraweera said in the 2021 Maha season, the maize harvest had dropped to 90,000 MT and thereby a target harvest of 110,000 hectares of maize cultivation has been set for the Maha season this year.

’’We originally aimed to cultivate maize on about 60,000 hectares, however we have been able to cultivate 110,000 hectares as a solution to the shortage of animal feed,’’ he said.