In restricted activity, arhar and its dal prices fell by up to Rs 100 per quintal at the wholesale pulses market today on tepid demand from retailers at prevailing levels against adequate stocks.
However, other pulses moved in a narrow range in scattered deals and settled at previous levels.
Traders said sufficient stocks availability in the market on the back of increased supplies from producing regions after government’s measures to check rising prices amid subdued demand from retailers at current levels mainly kept pressure on arhar and its dal prices.
Meanwhile, to tame spiralling prices of pulses, the government today sent a high-level delegation to Mozambique to explore short and long-term measures to import the commodities on a government-to-government basis.
Retail pulses prices have shot up as high as Rs 200 per kg owing to a seven million tonnes shortfall in the domestic output following two consecutive drought years.
In the national capital, Arhar and its dal dara variety remained weak and shed Rs 50 and Rs 100 to Rs 8,950 and Rs 11,800-13,500 per quintal, respectively.
Following are today’s pulses rates (in Rs per quintal):
Urad Rs 10,800-12,300, Urad Chilka (local) Rs 11,100-11,200, Urad best Rs 11,200-11,700, Dhoya Rs 11,600-11,900, Moong Rs 6,200-6,800, Dal Moong Chilka local Rs 6,750-7,150, Moong Dhoya local Rs 7,150-7,650 and best quality Rs 7,650-7,850.
Masoor small Rs 6,050-6,350, bold Rs 6,100-6,400, Dal Masoor local Rs 6,600-7,100, best quality Rs 6,700-7,200, Malka local Rs 7,000-7,300, best Rs 7,100-7,400, Moth Rs 5,500-5,900, Arhar Rs 8,950, Dal Arhar Dara Rs 11,800-13,500.
Gram Rs 6,800-7,300, Gram dal (local) Rs 7,100-7,400, best quality Rs 7,500-7,600, Besan (35 kg), Shakti Bhog Rs 3,100,Rajdhani Rs 3,100, Rajma Chitra Rs 5,600-6,850, Kabuli Gram small Rs 8,000-9,300, Dabra Rs 2,700-2,800, Imported Rs 4,700-5,100, Lobia Rs 5,400-5,600, Peas white Rs 3,400-3,425 and green Rs 3,600-3,700.