Maize weakens on sluggish demand

NEW DELHI, Mar 25:  In restricted activity, maize prices drifted lower by Rs 25 per quintal at the wholesale grains market today owing to slackened demand from consuming industries.
However, other grains including wheat and rice basmati held steady in thin trade.
Traders said subdued demand from consuming industries mainly led to decline in maize prices.
In the national capital, maizse moved down by Rs 25 to Rs 1,515-1,525 per quintal.
Following are today’s quotations (in Rs per quintal):
Wheat MP (desi) Rs 2,350-2,650, Wheat dara (for mills) Rs 1,840-1,850, Chakki atta (delivery) Rs 1,900-1,930, Atta Rajdhani (10 kg) Rs 260, Shakti Bhog (10 kg) Rs 260, Roller flour mill Rs 1,000-1,010 (50 kg), Maida Rs 1,100-1,110 (50 kg)and Sooji Rs 1,250-1,260 (50 kg).
Basmati rice (Lal Quila) Rs 10,700, Shri Lal Mahal Rs 11,300, Super Basmati Rice Rs 9,700, Basmati common new Rs 7,800-7,900, Rice Pusa (1121) Rs 6,350-7,800, Permal raw Rs 2,300-2,350, Permal wand Rs 2,450-2,500, Sela Rs 3,100-3,200 and Rice IR-8 Rs 2,050-2,100, Bajra Rs 1,420-1,430, Jowar yellow Rs 1650-1700, white Rs 3,350-3,550, Maize Rs 1,515-1,525, Barley Rs 1,500-1,520. (PTI)