Egg Prices Soar with Advent of Cold09 December 2013
PAKISTAN - Egg prices have started soaring with the advent of the cold as traders are looking to earn more money.
Business Recorder reports that currently, the retail price for one dozen eggs is Rs.110, while in summer they were being sold at Rs. 70 to 80.
The customers have questioned why stern action hasn't been taken against those who want to sell daily use items including edibles at higher rates.
Like several other items now, egg prices are going out of reach of general public. Use of dry fruits in winter is already out of the reach of low income groups and use of eggs is the only choice they have to maintain body temperature and to meet other seasonal nutritional needs while the cold increases day by day.
That is why in winter season, people of all age groups use eggs and consumption reaches its peak.
"The situation needs stern action must be taken against profiteers and they should be punished for charging more for fixed rates of edibles. The negligence on the part of authorities concerned encourages traders and retailers as well to charge their desired amount from the customers," said Altaf.
"The recent increase in egg prices is attributed to increase during the cold and prices are likely to increase again with increased demand," said Munir a shopkeeper. "With more rain, egg prices will go up again," he added.
Consumers have called for action against those earning more profit and have demanded fixation and monitoring of prices which would benefit the common people.ThePoultrySite News Desk