Wheat, rice prices up on higher demand

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 29, 2011 Published on January 29, 2011

Labourers cleaning wheat at a wholesale grains mandi. (file photo)   -  The Hindu

Wheat and rice basmati prices rose up to Rs 50 per quintal at the wholesale grains market today on pick-up in demand against tight supply.

Traders said rise in demand amid fall in arrivals from the producing regions led to a rise in wheat and rice basmati prices.

In the national capital, wheat dara (for mills) rose by Rs 10 to Rs 1,340-1,345, while atta chakki delivery traded higher by Rs 5 to Rs 1,345-1,350 per 90 kg.

In the rice section, rice basmati Pusa-1121 variety gained Rs 50 to Rs 4,500-5,600 per quintal.

Following are the quotations in Rs per quintal:

Wheat MP (deshi) 1,710-1,860, wheat dara (for mills) 1,340-1,345, chakki atta (delivery) 1,345-1,350, atta Rajdhani (10 kg) 175, Shakti bhog (10 kg) 175, Roller flour mill 720-740 (50 kg), Maida 780-810 (50 kg) and Sooji 840-860 (50 kg).

Basmati rice (Lal Quila) 9,500, Shri Lal Mahal 9,300, super basmati rice 9,000, Basmati common 5,600-5,700, rice Pusa-(1121) 4,500-5,600, Permal raw 1,900-1,950, Permal wand 2,050-2,200, Sela 2,175-2,230 and Rice IR-8 1,770-1,795, Bajra 830-840, Jowar yellow 880-980, white 1,800-1,850, Maize 1,100-1,110, Barley (UP) 1,260-1,280 and Rajasthan 1,080-1,090.

Published on January 29, 2011
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