Improved demand and rise in tur prices in Maharashtra because of lower arrival due to rain have perked up tur here by Rs 250 a quintal in the past one week. In just a day, tur (Maharashtra) for Indore delivery has gone up by Rs 150 a quintal at Rs 4,400 a quintal. Tur (lemon) was also up at Rs 4,000, while tur (Madhya Pradesh) ruled at Rs 3,600-3,900.

Tur prices are expected to rise further on a lower crop this year at 23-24 lakh tonnes against 32-34 lakh tonnes last year. Tur dal was ruling stable despite slack buying. On Wednesday, tur dal (full) ruled flat at Rs 5,900-6,000, tur dal (sawa no.) at Rs 5,200-5,300 and tur marka at Rs 6,300-6,400.

Weak arrival and improved demand have lifted urad prices in Indore mandis by Rs 100-125 in the past one week.

Urad (bold) on Wednesday quoted at Rs 3,500-3,525, while urad (medium) ruled stable at Rs 2,800-3,000. Its dal remained unchanged with urad dal (medium) being quoted at Rs 3,900-4,000, urad dal (bold) at Rs 4,600-4,700, while urad mongar ruled at Rs 5,500-5,800.

(This article was published on February 20, 2013)
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