The cost of eggs in Namakkal, a major egg production hub in India, soared to all-time high ₹5.16 because of the drop in production.
Namakkal is the second largest egg production zone among the more than 30 National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC) zones in the country.
The strength of layer birds (egg laying chicken) in Namakkal zone stood at more than four crores while the district accounted for about 80 percent of the strength of layer bird population in the State of Tamil Nadu with more than 1,000 poultry farms.
But the poultry industry in Namakkal is on a steady fall for the past few months because of the intense cold wave in northern parts of India.
About 2.88 crore eggs were produced every day in Namakkal zone during the month of July this year, which fell to 2.87 crore in August, 2.84 crore in September and 2.81 crore in October.
The average per day egg production in Namakkal zone was 3.36 crore in 2013, 3.14 crore in 2014 and 3.05 crore in 2015.
One crore is equal to 10 million.