In a mixed pattern of trading, prices of kabuli gram and urad moved up by Rs 100 per quintal at the wholesale pulses market today on increased buying by stockists. However, arhar and gram met with resistance and ended lower. Traders said increased buying by stockists following uptick in demand from retailers against restricted supplies from producing regions mainly led to the rise in kabuli gram and urad prices. Meanwhile, the government has procured or contracted for imports about 14.66 lakh tonnes of pulses to create a buffer stock. In the national capital, kabuli gram small variety remained in demand and rose by another Rs 100 to Rs 9,300-9,600 per quintal. Urad and its dal chilka local also moved up by Rs 100 each to Rs 6,500-7,400 and Rs 6,700-6,800 per quintal.
Its dal best quality and dhoya followed suit and enquired higher by a similar margin to Rs 6,800-7,300 and Rs 7,200-7,400 per quintal. On the other hand, arhar and its dal dara variety declined by Rs 100 each to Rs 4,550 and Rs 6,500-8,300 per quintal. Gram, gramdal local and best quality were down by Rs 100 each to Rs 5,300-5,450, Rs 6,100-6,400 and Rs 6,500-6,600 per quintal, respectively. Following are today's pulses rates (in Rs per quintal): Urad Rs 6,500-7,400, Urad Chilka (local) Rs 6,700-6,800, Urad best Rs 6,800-7,300, Dhoya Rs 7,200-7,400, Moong Rs 5,100-5,300, Dal Moong Chilka local Rs 5,600-5,800, Moong Dhoya local Rs 6,200-6,700 and best quality Rs 6,700-6,900. Masoor small Rs 4,700-4,850, bold Rs 4,750-4,950, Dal Masoor local Rs 5,100-5,600, best quality Rs 5,200-5,700, Malka local Rs 5,300-5,500, best Rs 5,400-5,600, Moth Rs 3,650-4,050, Arhar Rs 4,550, Dal Arhar Dara Rs 6,500-8,300. Gram Rs 5,300-5,450, Gram dal (local) Rs 6,100-6,400, best quality Rs 6,500-6,600, Besan (35 kg), Shakti Bhog Rs 2,550, Rajdhani Rs 2,550, Rajma Chitra Rs 7,500-10,300, Kabuli Gram small Rs 9,300-9,600, Dabra Rs 2,700-2,800, Imported Rs 4,700-5,100, Lobia Rs 5,600-5,800, Peas white Rs 2,700-2,725 and green Rs 2,900-3,000.