Chilli, turmeric fall on muted demand

NEW DELHI, Mar 17: Chilli and turmeric prices fell by Rs 100 per quintal at the wholesale kirana market in the national capital today due to subdued demand from retailers and stockists amid adequate stocks position.
Chilli and turmeric prices drifted lower by Rs 100 each to conclude at Rs 6,000-14,500 and Rs 7,700-10,800 per quintal, respectively.
Marketmen said muted demand from retailers and stockists against increased arrivals from producing regions, mainly pulled down chilli and turmeric prices.
Following are today’s quotations (in Rs):
Ajwain (per kg) 95-155, black pepper (per kg) 390-560, betel-nut (kg) 260-330, cardamom brown-Jhundiwali (kg) 640-670 and  cardamom brown-Kanchicut (kg) 710-1,010, cardamom small (kg)- chitridar 980-1,080, cardamom (colour robin) 900-925, cardamom bold 940-960, cardamom extra (bold) 1,030-1,040, cloves 525-595, chirounji (kg) Rs 700-800, cinnamon (kg) Rs 150-160, coriander (qntl) Rs 5,900-12,200, dry mango (qntl) Rs 6,000-22,000, dry ginger (qntl) Rs 12,000-17,000, kalaunji (qntl) Rs 11,000-11,200, mace-Red (kg) Rs 900-1,150, mace-Yellow (kg) Rs 960-980, methi (qntl) Rs 7,000-18,500, makhana (kg) Rs 600-750, nutmeg (kg) Rs 430-450, poppy seed (China) Rs 500-530 kg, poppy seed (U.P) Rs 470-480 kg, poppy seed (MP-RAJ) Rs 490-500 kg, red chillies (qntl) Rs 6,000-14,500, saffron Irani Rs 80-90 (per gram), saffron Kashmiri Rs 100-120 (per gram), saunf (qntl) Rs 8,000-15,000, turmeric (qntl) Rs 7,700-10,800, tamarind (qntl) Rs 4,300-4,600, tamarind without seed (qntl) Rs 8,500-9,500, tea (kg) Rs 95-285, watermelon kernel (kg)Rs 140-145, jeera-new common (qntl) Rs 16,700-16,900 and jeera-new best (qntl) Rs 19,000-19,500. (PTI)