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  • Chana prices below MSP, add to farmers’ misery

    After wheat price crashed soon after the harvest season started, chana price has also fallen below the government’s minimum support price (MSP), forcing farmers to hold the stock even as it means more misery for them. Local traders in parts of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are quoting about Rs 1,000

  • Gram, its dal slide on low demand

     In restricted activity, gram and its dal prices fell by up to Rs 100 per quintal at the wholesale pulses market today owing to slackened demand. However, other pulses moved in a narrow range in limited deals and settled at previous levels. Traders said besides easing demand from retailers and

  • Chana futures slip 0.48% on profit-booking

    Chana prices moved down by 0.48 per cent to Rs 3,695 per quintal in futures trade today as speculators booked profits at prevailing levels amid easing demand in the spot market. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in June contracts fell by Rs 18, or 0.48 per cent,

  • Downtrend continues in pulses

    Even after the Madhya Pradesh government’s move to purchase chana and masur at MSP levels, downtrend continued in pulse seeds on weak buying from millers with masur (bold) being quoted at ₹3,525 a quintal (down ₹125), while masur (Madhya Pradesh) ruled at ₹3,200. Moong (bold) traded at ₹5,000-5,100 (down ₹100), while moong (medium) ruled at ₹4,500.

  • Upsurge in demand lifts chana futures 1.43 pc

    Chana prices surged by 1.43 per cent to Rs 3,678 per quintal in futures trading today as participants built up fresh positions, driven by pick-up in demand from dal mills at the spot market. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in April shot up by Rs

  • 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 on alternate bouts of trading and settled at the previous levels. Traders said, adequate stocks positions against sporadic demand kept pulses prices steady. Following are today's pulses' rates (in Rs per

  • India’s pulses exports rise by 18 per cent during Apr 17- Feb18

    Outward-bound shipments of pulses from India rose by 18 per cent in volume during the April-February 2017-18 period to around 1.34 lakh tonnes against the corresponding previous year’s 1.13 lakh tonnes, as per provisional data released by the Agricultural and Processed Food Export Development Authority (APEDA). Exports of pulses are

  • Farmers demand government support as black gram prices go down

     Farmers are a worried lot as the prices of black gram is continued to fall forcing them to sell their produce at a loss. While the Tamil Nadu government announced to procure pulses through direct procurement centres (DPCs), farmers are sceptical whether to sell their produce in the open market or

  • Select pulses slide on low demand

    Prices of select pulses ended lower by up to Rs 100 per quintal at the wholesale pulses market today owing to slackened demand against sufficient stocks position. Traders said, besides easing demand from retailers and dal mills, ample stocks position on increased supplies from producing regions, mainly kept select pulses

  • Gram, its dal soften on weak demand

    Prices of gram and its dal fell by up to Rs 100 per quintal at the wholesale pulses market today on muted demand from retailers against adequate stocks position. However, other pulses settled around overnight levels after moving in a narrow range in scattered deals. Traders said, subdued demand from