Rice basmati strengthens on rising demand

NEW DELHI, Sept 9:  Rice basmati prices strengthened by Rs 100 per quintal at the wholesale grains market today on the back of rising demand from retailers and stockists.
However, other grains moved in a narrow range in scattered deals and settled at last levels.
Traders said besides rising demand from retailers and stockists, restricted supplies from producing belts mainly kept rice basmati prices higher.
In the national capital, rice basmati common and Pusa-1121 variety advanced by Rs 100 each to Rs 6,800-6,900 and Rs 5,500-5,550 per quintal respectively.
Following are today’s quotations (in Rs per quintal):
Wheat MP (desi) Rs 2,100-2,350, Wheat dara (for mills) Rs 1,760-1,765, Chakki atta (delivery) Rs 1,765-1,770, Atta Rajdhani (10 kg) Rs 260-300, Shakti Bhog (10 kg) Rs 255-290, Roller flour mill Rs 950-960 (50 kg), Maida Rs 990-1,000 (50 kg)and Sooji Rs 1,030-1,040 (50 kg).
Basmati rice (Lal Quila) Rs 10,700, Shri Lal Mahal Rs 11,300, Super Basmati Rice Rs 9,800, Basmati common new Rs 6,800-6,900, Rice Pusa (1121) Rs 5,500-5,550, Permal raw Rs 2,200-2,225, Permal wand Rs 2,250-2,275, Sela Rs 2,300-2,400 and Rice IR-8 Rs 1,850-1,875, Bajra Rs 1,220-1,225, Jowar yellow Rs 1,400-1,450, white Rs 2,800-2,900, Maize Rs 1,340- 1,345, Barley Rs 1,440-1,450. (PTI)


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