Rice basmati edges up on scattered demand
New Delhi, Sep 13 Rice basmati prices edged higher by Rs 50 per quintal at the wholesale grains market today on mild demand from retailers and stockists.
However, bajra and maize weakened owing to reduced offtake by consuming industries.
Traders said some demand from retailers and stockists against restricted supplies from producing belts,mainly led to the rise in rice basmati prices.
In the national capital, rice basmati Pusa-1121 variety edged up by Rs 50 to Rs 5,550-5,600 per quintal.
On the other hand, bajra and maize drifted lower by Rs 20 each to Rs 1,200-1,205 and Rs 1,310-1,315 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 1,765-1,770, Chakki atta (delivery) Rs 1,770-1,775, 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 5,550-5,600, 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 1,200-1,205, Jowar yellow Rs 1,400-1,450, white Rs 2,800-2,900, Maize Rs 1,310-1,315, Barley Rs 1,440-1,450.