No need to import eggs: Agriculture minister

Agriculture minister Muhammad Abdur RazzaqueFile photo

Instead of importing eggs all the ministries should strengthen monitoring to control the egg market, agriculture minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque said on Thursday, reports UNB.

“Importing eggs will increase our dependence which we do not want. There is no need to import eggs,” Razzaque said while talking to the newspersons after inaugurating a workshop on Central Research Review and Programme Formulation at the auditorium of Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur.

Some unscrupulous hatchery owners are involved in hiking egg prices in the local market, with the excuse of gap in demand and supply, he said.

The technical session of the workshop will be held from 13-19 October.

According to the BARI, the authorities concerned are conducting research on 211 crops at the institute and already 1,237 technologies including 625 high yielding variety ones have been devised, which helped to boost production of the crops.