Bajra, maize ease on subdued demand

Bajra, maize ease on subdued demand
On June 4, 2011, the prices of bajra and maize declined by Rs 10 and Rs 15 to Rs 1,000-1,010 and Rs 1,225-1,235 per quintal respectively as a result of the decline in the demand from the consuming industries against the easy availability of stocks.

The quotations in Rs per quintal are wheat MP (deshi) which stood at Rs 1,600-1,750, wheat dara (for mills) at Rs 1,185-1,190, chakki atta (delivery) at Rs 1,190-1,195, atta Rajdhani(10kg) at Rs 175, Shakti bhog (10kg) at Rs 175, Roller flour mill at Rs 650-670 (50kg), Maida at Rs 680-710 (50kg) and Sooji stood at Rs 740-760 (50kg).

Similarly, 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 and Permal raw stood at Rs 1,825-1,875.

The Permal wand stood at Rs 2,000-2,100, Sela at Rs 2,100-2,150 and Rice IR at Rs 8 1,700-1,725, Bajra at Rs 1000-1010, Jowar yellow at Rs 1,000-1,070, white at Rs 1,800-1,875, Maize at Rs 1,225-1,235, Barley at Rs 1,315-1340 and Rajasthan stood at Rs 1,080-1,090.

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.

The center of diversity for the crop is in the Sahel zone of West Africa.

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