Silver prices on Thursday rose by Rs 378 to Rs 45,878 per kg in futures trade as participants widened their bets amid a firm trend in precious metal overseas.
On the Multi Commodity Exchange, silver contracts for March delivery gained Rs 378, or 0.83 per cent, to Rs 45,878 per kg in 3,673 lots.
Similarly, the white metal for delivery in May was trading higher by Rs 403, or 0.88 per cent, to Rs 46,439 per kg in 65 lots.
Traders said fresh bets by participants in line with a firm trend in global markets mainly led to rise in silver futures.
In the international market, silver was up 0.67 per cent at USD 17.61 an ounce in New York.
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