Rice basmati moves up on stockists’ buying
New Delhi, Sep 8 Rice basmati prices firmed up by up to Rs 200 per quintal at the wholesale grains market today on emergence of stockists' buying following uptick in demand from retailers.
However, other grains held steady in thin trade.
Traders said fresh buying by stockists following uptick in demand from retailers against restricted supplies from producing belts mainly pushed up the rice basmati prices.
In the national capital, rice basmati common and Pusa- 1121 variety settled higher at Rs 6,700-6,800 and Rs 5,400- 5,450 from previous levels of Rs 6,500-6,600 and Rs 5,200- 5,300 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 6,700-6,800, Rice Pusa (1121) Rs 5,400-5,450, 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.