Rice basmati prices firmed up by Rs 200 per quintal at the wholesale grains market today on pick up in demand from retailers. However, other grains held steady in thin trade. Traders said upsurge in demand from retailers mainly pushed up rice basmati prices. In the national capital, rice basmati common and Pusa -1121 variety rose by Rs 200 each to Rs 7,200-7,300 and Rs 5,900-6,000 per quintal respectively. Following are today’s quotations (in Rs per quintal): Wheat MP (desi) Rs 2,100-2,350, Wheat dara (for mills) Rs 1,785-1,790, Chakki atta (delivery) Rs 1,795-1,800, Atta Rajdhani (10 kg) Rs 260-300, Shakti Bhog (10 kg) Rs 255-290, Roller flour mill Rs 960-970 (50 kg), Maida Rs 990-1,000 (50 kg)and Sooji Rs 1,060-1,080 (50 kg).

Basmati rice (Lal Quila) Rs 10,700, Shri Lal Mahal Rs 11,300, Super Basmati Rice Rs 9,800, Basmati common new Rs 7,200-7,300, Rice Pusa (1121) Rs 5,900-6,000, Permal raw Rs 2,200-2,225, Permal wand Rs 2,250-2,275, Sela Rs 2,300-2,400 and Rice IR-8 Rs 1,850-1,875, Bajra Rs 1,180-1,185, Jowar yellow Rs 1,400-1,450, white Rs 2,800-2,900, Maize Rs 1,280- 1,285, Barley Rs 1,435-1,445. PTI SUN KPS ADI MKJ .