Festival holiday drags pulses

Our Correspondent Indore | Updated on September 28, 2011 Published on September 28, 2011


With local mandis remaining closed for the third consecutive day on Wednesday because of Agrasen Jayanti, pulses and pulse seeds remained sluggish.

After the Navaratri festival began on Wednesday, traders stayed away from the market. As a result, pulses fell sharply. Chana (kanta) declined to Rs 3,600 a quintal against Rs 3,650 on Tuesday. Absence of buying also dragged chana dal, with chana dal (bold) declining to Rs 4,850-4,875 a quintal (Rs 4,900-4,925). Chana dal (medium) dropped to Rs 4,750-4,775 and chana dal (average) to Rs 4,625-4,650 (Rs 4,675-4,700).

Dollar chana or chickpea ruled flat on slack buying, even though arrivals were negligible. In private trading, dollar chana remained firm at Rs 8,000-8,200 a quintal.

Masoor declined to Rs 3,050 (Rs 3,050-3,075 a quintal) on weak demand. Masoor dal also declined sharply on poor buying, with masoor dal (bold) slipping to Rs 3,750-3,775 a quintal. Masoor dal (medium) sold at Rs 3,625-3,650 and masoor dal (average) slipped to Rs 3,525-3,550 a quintal. Tur was steady at Rs 3,450 despite subdued demand while tur (Nimari) sold at Rs 2,500-2,800. Tur (marka) declined to Rs 6,500. Tur dal (full) sold at Rs 5,850-5,900 and tur dal (sawa no.) at Rs 4,950 a quintal. Moong remained flat, with new moong being quoted at Rs 4,000-4,200.

Moong dal, on the other hand, declined. Moong (mongar) quoted at Rs 5,800, moong dal (bold) at Rs 5,750 and moong dal (medium) at Rs 5,300-5,400. Urad remained flat at Rs 3,800-4,200 a quintal. Urad dal declined, with urad (mongar) being quoted at Rs 6,600-6,800, urad dal (bold) at Rs 5,900 and urad dal (medium) at Rs 4,800-4,850 a quintal.

Published on September 28, 2011
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