Rice basmati up on stockists buying
New Delhi, Jan 1 (PTI) Rice basmati, bajra and jowar ended higher on the wholesale grains market today on stockists buying.
However, wheat remained weak on adequate supplies.
Marketmen said stockists buying on the back of pick up in demand amid lower arrivals from producing belts led to rise in rice basmati and other bold grain prices.
They said adequate supplies against reduced offtake kept pressure on wheat prices.
In the national capital, rice basmati common and Pusa-1121 ended higher at Rs 6,600-6,900 and Rs 6,000-6,700 as compared to previous levels of Rs 6,500-6,600 and Rs 5,900-6,400 per quintal respectively on pick up in demand.
Bajra rose by Rs 10 to Rs 1,370-1,375, while jowar yellow and white traded higher by Rs 25 each to Rs 1425-1435 and Rs 2,225-2,425 per quintal respectively.
On the other hand, wheat dara (for mills) remained weak and shed another Rs 15 to Rs 1,560-1,565 and atta chakki delivery followed suit and traded lower by the same margin to Rs 1,565-1,570 per 90 kg.
Atta flour mills, maida and sooji were also eased to Rs 830-850, Rs 860-890 and Rs 920-950 against last close of Rs 840-850, Rs 880-890 and Rs 930-950 per 50 kg respectively on subdued demand.
The following are today''s quotations per quintal:
Wheat MP (deshi) 2,050-2,250, Wheat dara (for mills) 1,560-1,565, Chakki atta (delivery) 1,565-1,570, Atta Rajdhani (10 kg) 210, Shakti bhog (10 kg) 210, Roller flour mill 830-850 (50 kg), Maida 860-890 (50 kg) and Sooji 920-950 (50kg).
Basmati rice (Lal Quila) 9,500, Shri Lal Mahal 9,500, Super Basmati Rice, 9,000, Basmati common new 6,600-6,900, Rice Pusa-(1121) new 6,000-6,700, Permal raw 1,900-2,000, Permal wand 2,175-2,225, Sela 2,400-2,450 and Rice IR-8 1,550-1,600, Bajra 1,370-1,375, Jowar yellow 1,425-1,435, white 2,225-2,425, Maize 1,500-1,530, Barley 1,440-1,450, Rajasthan 1,080-1,090.
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