KMC installs machine to detect fake eggs
After incidents of fake eggs being reported from the city, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has come up with a unique machine to detect them.
The equipment —Protein Analyzer — was installed in KMC laboratory on Tuesday. The recent controversy over selling of plastic eggs in some parts of the city necessitated procurement of the machine, Atin Ghosh, member, Mayor-in-Council (health) said on Tuesday. He said in the KMC laboratory, there were facilities to test quality of food, coloured water, fruits but there were no gadgets to test eggs. KMC becomes Bengal's first civic body to own such a machine.
Meanwhile, the preliminary report received by the KMC stated that the eggs which were sold in Tiljala were not fake. Also, the eggs that the KMC bought from a wholesale dealer in Sealdah were also found to be real.
It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had already said the eggs sold by the poultries in Bengal were not fake.
She had stated that Bengal produces 80 lakh eggs and it has to import another 80 lakh from other states, mostly from Andhra Pradesh.
In public rallies held in Bankura and Purulia held last week, Banerjee had requested unemployed youth and self-help group members to set up poultries and duckaries and assured all assistance. She said if the additional 80 lakh eggs were produced, then Bengal would not have to depend on other states to procure them.