Poultry farmers of Andhra Pradesh worried because of continuous reduction of the price of eggs in just six days from Rs 4.10 to Rs 3.45.
Exporters are saying that this reduction of the price of eggs is due to the impact of the Sravana Masam (an auspicious month for Hindus all over the nation which has already begun in states like Odisha, West Bengal, and North-east states like Assam leading to a sudden decrease in consumption of eggs.
The NECC price is high during November of last year when prices even reached Rs 5.35 per egg which given encouragement to farmers. Prices remain constant still the 3rd week of January in this year but
during February, March, and April had a tough time and for the last 2 months price also stood at Rs 4.42 per egg.
” They are expecting the hike in the price of the eggs after August 14 as if Sravana Masam in Odisha would enter the third week and Odisha is one of the prime importers of eggs,” said by NECC zonal chairman PA Bhaskar.
He further added that every day around 15 trucks (each with 2.5 lakh eggs) will be exported from North Andhra region to Odisha and Bengal.
North Andhra districts produced more than 30 lakh eggs from 70 poultry firms every day including 20 major ones which are producing more than 3 lakh to 6 lakh eggs.