• Robust demand lifts chana futures by 0.97%

    Chana prices moved up by 0.97 per cent to Rs 3,757 per quintal in futures trade today as participants raised bets on account of increased demand from dal mills.At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in March went up by Rs 36, or 0.97 per cent to Rs 3,757 per quintal with an open interest of 87,070 lots.Similarly, the commodity for delivery in April gained Rs 32, or 0.85 per cent to Rs 3,791 per quintal in 25,170 lots. Read more


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  • Robust demand lifts chana futures by 0.97%

    New Delhi, Jan 23 Chana prices moved up by 0.97 per cent to Rs 3,757 per quintal in futures trade today as participants raised bets on account of increased demand from dal mills. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in March went up by Rs 36, or 0.97 per cent to Rs 3,757 per quintal with an open interest of 87,070 lots. Read more


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  • Pulses end steady in tight movements

    New Delhi, Jan 19 The wholesale pulses market ended on a flat note today with prices moving in a narrow range on alternate bouts of trading and settled around previous levels. Traders said adequate stocks position against sporadic demand mainly kept pulses prices unaltered. Following are today's pulses rates (in Rs per quintal): Urad Rs 4,000-5,400, Urad Chilka (local) Rs 4,900-5,000, Urad best Rs 5,000-5,500, Dhoya Rs 5,400-5,600, Moong Rs 4,800-5,500, 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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  • Pulse crops: a growing market

     The University of Nebraska hosted a special conference today, January 18th, 2018 that hundreds of farmers across the state attended. As crop prices are down, farmers across the state are seeking alternative options. "Nobody wants to see where [crop prices] are at and that does feed into the pulse crop market but I think a couple other things helping it out is you know guys want to figure out how to make more money. guys want to figure out how to replace summer fallow," says Mason Nicklaus, a specialty grains buyer." In Grant, University of Nebraska experts shared with farmers the benefits of an emerging market for pulse crops that could be a game changer. "Pulses such as garbanzo beans, chickpeas, lentils, field peas, those are becoming more important as grains phase out those pulses can come in," says Christian Evans, with Grain Place Foods. Read more


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  • Chana futures extend slide on ample stocks

    New Delhi, Jan 17 (PTI) Chana prices fell further by 1.64 per cent to Rs 4,090 per quintal in futures trade today as participants cut bets, driven by ample stock positions on increased supplies from producing regions in the spot market. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in January fell Rs 68, or 1.64 per cent, to Rs 4,090 per quintal with an open interest of 2,200 lots. Likewise, the commodity for delivery in March contracts shed Rs 7, or 0.18 per cent, to Rs 3,817 per quintal in 82,780 lots. Read more


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  • Why bearish trend in prices of pulses is expected to continue

    Pulse prices across the country, that ruled below the minimum support price (MSP) for the previous season, are expected to remain bearish this season as well. As farmer registrations for the procurement of tur (arhar) at the MSP still continue in Maharashtra, the government has managed to get another extension for the procurement of urad (black gram) at MSP. The Centre has granted extension till January 20. This is the third extension granted by the government. Prices of tur are ruling below MSP across major markets in the key growing regions such as Maharashtra and Karnataka, among other states. While tur is ruling 20-40% below the MSP level of Rs 5,450 per quintal, the market prices of black gram are hovering at Rs 4,000 as against the MSP of Rs 5,400 in Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Karnataka. moong (green gram) also continues to rule at 10-20 % below the MSP of Rs 5,575 in various markets while chana (Bengal gram) is also selling at Rs 3,650 per quintal while MSP is Rs 4,400 per quintal for the past few months.  Read more


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  • Mixed trend in pulses

    INDORE, JANUARY 17:   Absence of cash flow and weak demand have affected trading in pulses and pulse seeds with majority of them, barring tur, trading low. Poor crop report and decline in arrivals lifted the prices of new tur in Indore mandis with tur (Maharashtra) at ₹4,500, tur (red) at ₹4,700, while tur (Madhya Pradesh) ruled at ₹4,000-4,200. Read more


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  • Chana futures down 0.74% on low demand

    New Delhi, Jan 16 Chana prices drifted lower by 0.74 per cent to Rs 4,143 per quintal in futures market today as participants reduced exposure, taking negative cues from spot market on muted demand. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in January fell by Rs 31, or 0.74 per cent to Rs 4,143 per quintal with an open interest of 2,440 lots. Read more


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  • Pulses’ prices end steady in thin trade

    Steady conditions prevailed at the wholesale pulses market today as prices by and large moved in a narrow range in scattered activity and ended at the last levels.Traders said adequate stocks position against sporadic demand mainly kept prices steady.Following are today's pulses rates (in Rs per quintal):Urad Rs 4,000-5,400, Urad Chilka (local) Rs 4,900-5,000, Urad best Rs 5,000-5,500, Dhoya Rs 5,400-5,600, Moong Rs 4,800-5,500, 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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  • Chana futures rise 0.24% as demand picks up

    Chana prices edged up by 0.24 per cent to Rs 3,826 per quintal in futures trade today as participants built up fresh positions, driven by pick-up in demand at the spot market.At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in March rose by Rs 9, or 0.24 per cent to Rs 3,826 per quintal with an open interest of 81,320 lots.Similarly, the commodity for delivery in April contracts was trading higher by Rs 7, or 0.18 per cent to Rs 3,857 per quintal in 21,250 lots. Read more


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