Prices of gram and arhar strengthened by up to Rs 100 per quintal at the wholesale market today on increased buying by stockists on the back of rising demand from retailers. Traders said increased buying by stockists, driven by rising demand from retailers against tight stocks position on fall in supplies from producing regions mainly kept gram and arhar prices higher. In the national capital, gram, gramdal local and best quality were up by Rs 100 each to Rs 5,500-6,400, Rs 6,300- 6,700 and Rs 6,700-6,800 per quintal, respectively. Arhar and its dal dara variety were also seen in demand and advanced by Rs 50 and Rs 100 to Rs 3,900 and Rs 6,000- 7,800 per quintal, respectively. Following are today's pulses rates (in Rs per quintal): Urad Rs 5,100-6,100, Urad Chilka (local) Rs 5,300-5,400, Urad best Rs 5,400-5,900, Dhoya Rs 5,800-6,000, Moong Rs 4,100-4,700, Dal Moong Chilka local Rs 4,800-5,000, Moong Dhoya local Rs 5,400-5,900 and best quality Rs 5,900-6,100. Masoor small Rs 3,800-4,000, bold Rs 3,850-4,100, Dal Masoor local Rs 4,200-4,700, best quality Rs 4,300-4,800, Malka local Rs 4,400-4,600, best Rs 4,500-4,700, Moth Rs 3,100-3,500, Arhar Rs 3,900, Dal Arhar Dara Rs 6,000-7,800. Gram Rs 5,500-6,400, Gram dal (local) Rs 6,300-6,700, best quality Rs 6,700-6,800, Besan (35 kg), Shakti bhog Rs 2,550, Rajdhani Rs 2,550, Rajma Chitra Rs 7,500-10,300, Kabuli Gram small Rs 9,000-10,200, Dabra Rs 2,700-2,800, Imported Rs 4,700-5,100, Lobia Rs 5,400-5,600, Peas white Rs 2,450-2,475 and green Rs 2,500-2,600.
Gram, arhar remain up on rising demand
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