Mixed trend in pulses

Our Correspondent Indore | Updated on February 18, 2011


Trading in pulses and pulse seeds continued to remain sluggish on lack of demand in the physical market, though masoor and urad dal did witness a gain of Rs 25-100 on slightly improved demand. In local mandis, chana remained steady at Rs 2,500 a quintal on subdued demand. Chana dal also remained firm with chana dal (bold) in the spot quoting at Rs 3,200, chana dal (medium) Rs 3100 and chana dal (average) Rs 2,950 a quintal.

Moong also remained steady at Rs 4,800-4,900 a quintal, so did moong dal prices with moong mongar quoting at Rs 6,500-6,600 a quintal, while moong dal (bold) . Dull trading also kept tur firm at Rs 4,200, while tur dal (marka) Rs 6,200, tur dal (full) Rs 6,000 and tur dal (sawa no.) Rs 5,200 a quintal.

Masoor gained Rs 25 at Rs 3,200 on slightly improved demand. In the spot market, masoor dal (average) quoted at Rs 3,700-3,725, masoor dal (medium) Rs 3,775-3,800, while masoor dal (bold) Rs 3,850-3,900 a quintal respectively.

In the past two days, chana and its dal have declined by Rs 50. As the arrival of new chana in the mandis has gained momentum, chana prices in the futures have tumbled. As a result, chana prices in the spot declined by Rs 50. On Tuesday, too, chana prices remained steady at Rs 2,500 a quintal on weak demand. Chana dal also saw a corresponding decline in its prices with chana dal (bold) in the spot quoting at Rs 3,200, down Rs 50, and chana dal (medium) at Rs 3,100.

Published on February 18, 2011

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