The State Trade Corporation (STC) has affirmed the government’s commitment to continue importing eggs as part of its strategy to alleviate the scarcity of eggs in the domestic market.
Asiri Walisundara, Chairman of the STC, stated that the decision to import eggs has proven effective in mitigating the shortage and ensuring a consistent supply. The STC, in line with a directive from the Cabinet, has been actively engaged in importing egg shipments to cater to the daily demand of 1 million eggs.
Walisundara further highlighted that the STC has obtained approval to carry out egg imports for the forthcoming three months, underscoring the government’s steadfast approach to addressing the supply-demand gap.
In an effort to tackle the shortage earlier this year, the Cabinet of Ministers granted authorization for the import of eggs from India. This move was aimed at alleviating the strain on the local market and ensuring a steady availability of eggs for consumers. The continuation of egg imports reflects the government’s commitment to sustaining a stable food supply and maintaining reasonable prices for essential commodities.