The wholesale grains market ended on a weak note today as prices of select bold grains drifted lower by Rs 10 per quintal due to reduced offtake by consuming industries. However, wheat and rice basmati held steady in thin trade. Traders said easing demand from consuming industries against sufficient stock position on increased arrivals from producing regions mainly led to the decline in bajra and maize prices. In the national capital, bajra and maize were down by Rs 10 each to Rs 1,190-1,195 and Rs 1,300-1,305 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 1,190-1,195, Jowar yellow Rs 1,400-1,450, white Rs 2,800-2,900, Maize Rs 1,300- 1,305, Barley Rs 1,450-1,460.
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