KIRANA: In mixed pattern of trading, ajwain and red chillies prices rose on the wholesale kirana market during the past week on fresh buying by stockists, against tight supply while jeera and turmeric declined for want of support. Expectations of higher production and sluggish exporters demand also put some pressure on the jeera and turmeric prices. Ajwain rose by Rs 200 to Rs 12,700-19,200 per quintal on restricted arrivals. Red chillies also moved up by Rs 100 to Rs 6,500-11,100 per quintal on retailers demand. On the other hand, turmeric fell by Rs 200 to Rs 17,100-19,100 per quintal on expectations of higher production.
Black pepper common also lost Rs 200 to Rs 23,000-23,100 per quintal. Jeera common and best quality too lacked necessary buying support and declined by Rs 200 and Rs 100 to Rs 13,400-13,600 and Rs 15,000-15,500 per quintal.