Rice basmati prices firmed up by Rs 100 per quintal at the wholesale grains market today due to pick up in demand. Bajra and maize also traded higher on increased offtake by consuming industries. Traders said uptick in demand from retailers against restricted supplies from producing regions mainly led to the rise in rice basmati prices. In the national capital, rice basmati common and Pusa-1121 variety moved up by Rs 100 each to Rs 7,600-7,700 and Rs 6,100-7,500 per quintal, respectively. Other bold grains like, bajra and maize also went up by Rs 30 and Rs 20 to Rs 1,400-1,410 and Rs 1,540-1,550 per quintal, respectively. Following are today's quotations (in Rs per quintal): Wheat MP (desi) Rs 2,450-2,750, Wheat dara (for mills) Rs 1,920-1,930, Chakki atta (delivery) Rs 1,930-1,960, Atta Rajdhani (10 kg) Rs 260, Shakti Bhog (10 kg) Rs 260, Roller flour mill Rs 1,060-1,070 (50 kg), Maida Rs 1,140-1,150 (50 kg) and Sooji Rs 1,250-1,260 (50 kg). Basmati rice (Lal Quila) Rs 10,700, Shri Lal Mahal Rs 11,300, Super Basmati Rice Rs 9,700, Basmati common new Rs 7,600-7,700, Rice Pusa (1121) Rs 6,100-7,500, Permal raw Rs 2,275-2,300, Permal wand Rs 2,400-2,450, Sela Rs 3,100-3,200 and Rice IR-8 Rs 2,025-2,050, Bajra Rs 1,400-1,410, Jowar yellow Rs 1600-1650, white Rs 3,350-3,550, Maize Rs 1,540-1,550, Barley Rs 1,650-1,670.
Rice basmati up on rising demand
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