‘Country to become self-sufficient in egg production this FY’

Staff Correspondent

12 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

State Minister of Fisheries and Livestock Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru on Friday said Bangladesh is going to be self-sufficient in egg production in the current fiscal year (FY) with an expected production of 1781 crore eggs.

The minister made the remarks while addressing a roundtable discussion as chief guest held at CIRDAP Auditorium in the capital in observance of the World Egg Day-2019.

The Department of Livestock (DLS), Bangladesh Poultry Industries Central Council (BPICC) and World Poultry Science Association (Bangladesh) jointly organised the programme.

Referring to the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) dietary guidelines, the state minister said a person should consume 104 eggs in their diets annually.

Besides, Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru said, “The government is working for betterment of the egg production and in this regard, Poultry Insurance will be introduced soon.”

The country was very close to achieve self-sufficiency in egg production in the last fiscal year when per head availability reached 103”, DLS sources said.

This year, it will obviously cross the target which means per head intake will be around 105 eggs annually, the sources added.

Among others, Livestock Secretary Md Raisul Alam Mondal, Director General of DLS Dr Hiresh Ranjan Bhowmik, BPICC President Moshiur Rahman and president of Worlds Poultry Science Association (Bangladesh) Fazle Rahim Khan Shahriar addressed the programme.