The soaring vegetable price has perked up the demand for egg and inflated its price. The farm gate purchase price of egg touched Rs 2.09 when the national egg co-ordination committee (NECC) Namakkal zone announced its daily guideline rates at Namakaal on Tuesday. “The farm gate purchase price of an egg touched an all-time in Namakaal region and it is bound to increase and even cross Rs 2.10 soon,” said NECC Namakkal zone, co-ordinator, VS Balasubramaniam. The consumer price of an egg would hover around Rs 2.50. He said egg is a complete meal and therefore an excellent replacement for vegetables.
“A kg of eggs cost only Rs 40 whereas a kg of vegetables cost more ,” he added. Another major contributing factor for rise in egg price is the onset of the winter season. The prevailing farm gate purchase price of an egg in other parts of the country are: Hyderabad - Rs 2.09, Vijayawada - Rs 2.04, Nellore - Rs 2.12, Chennai - Rs 2.19, Mysore - Rs 2.07, Bangalore - Rs 2.15, Mumbai - Rs 2.31, Delhi - Rs 2.32 and Kolkata - Rs 2.30.