Prices of wheat, sugar and dal steady, potato and onion slip

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New Delhi, Dec 10 (UNI) Retail prices of farm commodities generally remained steady or showed mixed trend over the week ending November 30, 2007.

Prices monitored by the Department of Consumer Affairs during the week showed that prices of wheat at retail level remained steady at all the monitoring centres except Patna.

Retail prices of sugar were steady over the week across all the centres.

Prices of gram dal have generally remained steady across majority of the monitoring centres. Prices increased at Lucknow, and decreased at Bangalore and Thiruvananthapuram.

Prices of tur dal remained steady in majority of locations, and increased at Delhi, Mumbai, Patna and Thiruvananthapuram.

At Delhi, prices of food commodities showed the following trend in the week in Rs per kg: Prices of rice [Rs 16], sugar [Rs 17], groundnut oil [Rs 121], gram [Rs 36], loose tea [ Rs 109], mustard oil [Rs 64] remained steady for a week.

Prices of packed salt [Rs 10], milk [Rs 20] remained steady for a month.

Prices atta [Rs 13] remained for six months.

Prices wheat [Rs 12] held steady for a year Declined: potato [from Rs 12 to Rs 9], onion [from Rs 14 to Rs 13] Increased: tur [ Rs 41 to Rs 42], vanaspati [Rs. 60 to Rs 62] Out of 1.23 MT pulses contracted for import, 0.77 MT have arrived in the country by by November 30, 2007.


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