Wheat, rice basmati rise on flour mills, stockists buying

NEW DELHI, Feb 1: Prices of wheat and rice basmati firmed up to Rs 100 per quintal on the wholesale grains market today on flour mills and stockists buying.

Traders said flour mills and stockists buying to meet rising demand mainly led to rise in wheat and rice basmati prices.

In the national capital, wheat dara (for mills) rose by Rs 10 to Rs 1,655-1,660 per quintal, while atta chakki delivery traded higher by the same margin to Rs 1,660-1,665 per 90 kg.

In the rice section, rice basmati common and Pusa-1121 variety moved up by Rs 100 each to Rs 8,900-9,200 and Rs 8,300-8,800 per quintal, respectively.

The following were today’s quotations per quintal:

Wheat MP (deshi) 2,070-2,270, Wheat dara (for mills) 1,655-1,660, Chakki atta (delivery) 1,660-1,665 Atta Rajdhani (10 kg) 220, Shakti bhog (10 kg) 220, Roller flour mill 885-895 (50 kg), Maida 950-970 (50 kg) and Sooji 990-1,020 (50kg).

Basmati rice (Lal Quila) 10,400, Shri Lal Mahal 10,000, Super Basmati Rice, 9,500, Basmati common new 8,900-9,200, Rice Pusa-(1121) new 8,300-8,800, Permal raw 2,100-2,200, Permal wand 2,275-2,300, Sela 2,950-2,975 and Rice IR-8- 1,875-1,900, Bajra 1,265-1,270, Jowar yellow 1,500-1,550, white 2,400-2,600, Maize 1,420-1,425, Barley 1,430-1,435, Rajasthan 1,080-1,090. (AGENCIES)