Higher demand and lower arrival on account of winter rains in parts of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and some other States perked up tur (Maharashtra) prices in the past fortnight by Rs 100 a quintal. On Wednesday, tur (Maharashtra) ruled firm at Rs 4,100-4,150 a quintal, while tur (Madhya Pradesh) ruled at Rs 3,700.

The current rise in tur prices has been mainly due to scarce arrival in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra on account of inclement weather. Given an expected decline in output this year at 23-24 lakh tonnes against 32-34 lakh tonnes last year, a further fall in tur prices appears unlikely. Tur dal ruled stable with tur dal (full) in local mandis ruling at Rs 5,900-6,000 a quintal, tur dal (sawa no.) at Rs 5,200-5,300 and tur marka at Rs 6,300-6,400.

Urad and its dal ruled firm amid slack arrival. On Wednesday, urad (bold) ruled at Rs 3,300-3,400, while urad (medium) ruled at Rs 2,800-3,000 a quintal. Urad dal (average) quoted at Rs 3,900-4,000, urad dal (medium) at Rs 4,600-4,700, while urad mongar ruled at Rs 5,800-5,900. Moong (bold) remained steady at Rs 5,200-5,400 a quintal, while moong (medium) ruled at Rs 4,500-4,800. Masoor and its dal also ruled stable with masoor (bold) being quoted at Rs 3,600-3,625 a quintal and masoor (medium) at Rs 3,200-3,300.

(This article was published on February 13, 2013)
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