Commodities

Non-basmati varieties show marginal rise in price, aromatics maintain levels

Nitish Sharma Karnal | Updated on March 09, 2011

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With some buying in the market, rice prices of non-basmati varieties rose marginally by Rs 10-25 a quintal while the prices of aromatic varieties managed to maintain their previous levels.

Some fresh buying pushed the prices of non-basmati rice upwards while with slack overseas and domestic demand prices of aromatic rice ruled steady, said, Mr Tara Chand Sharma, a rice trader. Weather is favourable for the trade and market may witness some good buying in upcoming days, he added.

On Wednesday, prices of Pussa-1121 rice (steam) ruled at Rs 5,180-5,220 a quintal, Pusa-1121(sela) ruled at Rs 4,200-4,320, and Pusa-1121 (raw) at Rs 5,100-5,130. Basmati (sela) was sold at Rs 6,200 and basmati (raw) at Rs 7,300-7,325. Prices of duplicate basmati ruled at Rs 3,970-4,050 a quintal.

Brokens such as Tibar were quoted at Rs 3,000-3,500, Dubar at Rs 2,200-2,600 and Mongra at Rs 1,900-2,100.

Sharbati (sela) quoted at around Rs 2,600-2,700 while the Sharbati (steam) quoted at Rs 3,000-3,160.

Permal (sela) ruled at Rs 1,900-2,120 and Permal (steam) was at Rs 2,100-2,190 a quintal. For the brokens of Sharbati variety, Tibar was quoted at Rs 2,450, Dubar was at 2,100 and Mongra was at Rs 1,475.

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About 150 bags of Pusa (duplicate basmati) arrived and were sold at Rs 2,150-2,240 a quintal and around 100 bags of Pusa-1121 at Rs 2,170-2,330 a quintal. Around 150 bags of pure basmati arrived and were sold at Rs 2,240-2,610 a quintal.

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Published on March 09, 2011
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