Bajra eases on fall in industrial demand

Bajra eases on fall in industrial demand
On May 28, 2011, the prices of bajra fell by Rs 20 to 1,010-1,020 per quintal as a result of the decline in the industrial demand against the sufficient stock holdings.

The quotations in Rs per quintal are wheat MP (deshi) which stood at Rs 1,600-1,750, wheat dara (for mills) at Rs 1,190-1,195 chakki atta (delivery) at Rs 1,195-1,200, atta Rajdhani (10 kg) at Rs 175, Shakti bhog (10 kg) at Rs 175, Roller flour mill at Rs 660-680 (50 kg), Maida at Rs 720-750 (50 kg) and Sooji stood at Rs 750-770 (50 kg).

The Basmati rice (Lal Quila) stood at Rs 9,500, Shri Lal Mahal at Rs 9,300, super basmati rice at Rs 9,000, Basmati common at Rs 5,300-5,400, rice Pusa-(1121) at Rs 4,200-5,200, Permal raw at Rs 1,825-1,875, Permal wand at Rs 2,000-2,100, Sela at Rs 2,100-2,150 and Rice IR-8 stood at Rs 1,700-1,725.

Similarly, Bajra stood at Rs 1010-1020, Jowar yellow at Rs 1,030-1,100, white at Rs 1,830-1,875, Maize at Rs 1,225-1,235, Barley at Rs 1,450-1475 and Rajasthan stood at Rs 1,080-1,090.

The other commodities carried on trading in a tight range on alternate sessions of trading and settled around previous levels.

Pearl millet is the most widely grown type of millet.

Grown in Africa and the Indian subcontinent since prehistoric times, it is generally accepted that pearl millet originated in Africa and was subsequently introduced into India.

The earliest archaeological records in India date to 2000 BC, so domestication in Africa must have taken place earlier. Its origin has been traced to tropical Africa.

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