• Pulses’ prices end flat in thin trade

    There was not much activity at the wholesale pulses market today as prices moved in a narrow range on alternate bouts of buying and selling and settled at the previous levels. Traders said adequate stocks availability in the market against sporadic demand mainly kept prices unaltered. Following are today’s pulses’ rates (in Rs per quintal): Urad Rs 3,750-5,050, Urad Chilka (local) Rs 4,500-4,600,Urad best Rs 4,600-5,100, Dhoya Rs 5,000-5,200, Moong Rs 5,000-5,500, 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.Read more


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  • Centre restricts import of yellow peas for 3 months

    The Commerce Ministry has amended the import policy of Yellow Peas (Pisum sativum) putting it on the restricted list through a notification on April 25, 2018. Peas import, previously on the free list, has now been restricted for three months from April 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018. During this period, a maximum of one lakh tonne is allowed including the quantity already imported in April so far. This means the quantity that has arrived as of the date of notification and shipments backed by irrevocable commercial letters of credit and advance payment made through banks before this date are exempted, the notification said.Read more


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  • Rising demand lifts chana futures

    Chana prices rose 1.32 per cent to Rs 3,664 per quintal in futures trade today as participants created fresh positions, driven by rising demand from dal mills at the spot market. Besides, tight stock positions following drop in arrivals from producing regions fuelled the uptrend. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for May was trading higher by Rs 48, or 1.32 per cent, at Rs 3,664 per quintal with an open interest of 87,740 lots. Likewise, the commodity for delivery in June gained Rs 26, or 0.71 per cent, to Rs 3,665 per quintal in 45,950 lots.Read more


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  • Chana futures slide 2.18pc on profit booking

    Chana prices moved down by 2.18 per cent to Rs 3,577 per quintal in futures trade today as speculators booked profits at prevailing levels amid easing demand at spot market. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in far-month June fell by Rs 80, or 2.18 per cent, to Rs 3,577 per quintal with an open interest of 51,930 lots. The commodity for delivery in May declined by Rs 69, or 1.90 per cent, to Rs 3,553 per quintal in 82,730 lots.Read more


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  • India further restricts yellow pea imports

    India has restricted yellow pea imports until the end of June, according to an official statement from the Indian government. In a release to be published Wednesday in the Gazette of India, the Indian government restricted yellow pea imports from April 1 to June 30. In that time only one lakh tonne (100,000 tonnes) of yellow peas can be imported. Yellow peas already imported are exempt from the new import restriction. Already imported, according to the release, includes shipments which arrived from April 1 to April 25 and those “backed by irrevocable commercial letter of credit and advance payment made through banking channel” before Wednesday.Read more


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  • Select pulses slide on low demand

    Select pulses led by kabuli gram plunged by upto Rs 500 per quintal at the wholesale pulses market today owing to slackened demand. However, gram and its dal edged up on scattered enquiries.  Traders said muted demand from retailers against adequate stocks position pulled down kabuli gram and other pulses prices.    In the national capital, kabuli gram small variety suffered the most by plunging Rs 500 to Rs 4,300-5,300 per quintal.Read more


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  • Mixed trend in pulses

    Barring moong, majority of pulse seeds and pulses either traded low or ruled stable on weak demand. Reports of decline in summer moong output lifted moong (bold) by ₹100 at ₹5,000-5,200 a quintal, while moong (medium) ruled at ₹4,500. New summer moong went for ₹5,300-5,500. Moong dal (medium) was at ₹5,900-6,000, moong dal (bold) ₹6,200-6,400, while moong mongar ruled at ₹6,100-6,200 a quintal. Urad (bold) declined to ₹3,300-3,400, while urad (medium) ruled at ₹2,500-₹2,600 . Tur(Maharashtra) was down at ₹4,000 , while tur (Madhya Pradesh) ruled at ₹3,650.Read more


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  • Chana futures extend fall, slide 1.27% on tepid demand

    Chana prices fell by 1.27 per cent to Rs 3,490 per quintal in futures trade today, falling for the third day, as participants reduced exposure amid subdued demand at the spot market against adequate stocks. Moreover, profit-booking at existing levels weighed on the sentiment. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in May contracts fell by Rs 45, or 1.27 per cent, to Rs 3,490 per quintal, with an open interest of 93,690 lots.Read more


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  • Gram, its dal weaken on low demand

    Barring a fall of up to Rs 100 per quintal in gram and its dal on higher arrivals amid reduced demand from mills, prices generally remained flat at the wholesale pulses market today on muted activities. Traders said fall in demand against adequate stocks position on incrased supplies from producing belts led to decline in gram and its dal prices. In the national capital, gram fell by Rs 50 to Rs 3,700-3,800 per quintal, while its dal local and best variety lost Rs 100 each at Rs 3700-4100 and and Rs 4,100-4,200. Following are today's pulses' rates (in Rs per quintal): Urad Rs 3,750-5,050, Urad Chilka (local) Rs 4,500-4,600,Urad best Rs 4,600-5,100, Dhoya Rs 5,000-5,200, Moong Rs 5,000-5,500, 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.Read more


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  • Select pulses slide on low demand

    Select pulses led by kabuli gram plunged by upto Rs 500 per quintal at the wholesale pulses market today owing to slackened demand. However, gram and its dal edged up on scattered enquiries. Traders said muted demand from retailers against adequate stocks position pulled down kabuli gram and other pulses prices. In the national capital, kabuli gram small variety suffered the most by plunging Rs 500 to Rs 4,300-5,300 per quintal. Rajmah chitra also fell by Rs 200 to Rs 6,000-8,000 per quintal.Read more


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