Earlier, Namakkal used to send around 1.5 crore eggs to Qatar. After the World Cup began, the export increased to 2.5 crores per day

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news Namakkal Egg Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 13:22

Football fans across the world have set their eyes on Qatar as FIFA World Cup 2022 commenced on Sunday, November 20. Even as several controversies loom large with regard to this edition of World Cup, Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu sees a good revenue as the demand for eggs from the region has increased in the Gulf country. Turkey is the primary egg supplier to Qatar. But due to the increased production cost, Qatar increased exports from the small Tamil Nadu district of Namakkal. Qatar buys a box of eggs (having 360 eggs) for 36 USD (Rs. 2900) from Turkey whereas Namakkal eggs are sold for 29 USD to 30 USD (Around 2400) per egg box.

1100 poultry farms across Namakkal produce nearly 5.5 to 6 crore eggs a day. Earlier it sent 1.5 crore eggs to Qatar. As the FIFA world cup began, the export increased to 2.5 crores per day. In the domestic market, due to the increased demand, the wholesale price for a single egg in Namakkal was fixed at Rs. 5.35 on Monday and it is expected to exceed Rs. 6.

Amid controversies, the Iran team refuses to sing the national anthem in solidarity with Mahsa Amini who died under suspicious circumstances after she was picked up by the country’s morality police for not wearing the hijab on September 16.When Iran took the field for their match against England at Doha’s Khalifa International Stadium on Monday, November 21 in the FIFA World Cup, the players refused to sing ‘Sorude Melliye Jomhuriye Eslamiye Iran’. Many Iranian supporters too abstained from singing the anthem.

Read: World Cup: Iran’s team refuses to sing national anthem in solidarity with Mahsa Amini

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