Retail prices of food commodities steady or decline at Centres

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New Delhi, May 9 (UNI) Retail prices of farm commodities at different locations generally remained steady or have shown mixed trend over the week ending May 2, 2008.

Department of Consumer Affairs monitoring the commodities revealed that prices of wheat remained steady at all the reporting centres while prices decreased at Jaipur and Patna.

Prices of sugar remained steady at all the reporting centers except for an increase at Delhi and Patna.

Prices of gram dal remained steady at most of the reporting centres. However, prices decreased at Delhi, Lucknow, Bhubaneshwar, Patna and Chennai.

Prices of tur dal remained steady at majority of reporting centers except for an increase at Guwahati and decrease at Lucknow, Mumbai and Thiruvanathapuram.

In Delhi, prices of groundnut oil, mustard oil, vanaspati, tea (loose) potato and onion held steady for one week. Prices of rice, wheat, atta, tur dal held steady for one month. Prices of milk and salt held steady for six months.

Price of gram dal decreased from Rs 37 to Rs 36 per kg during the week and that of sugar increased from Rs 17 to Rs 18 per kg.

Out of 1.37 million tonnes of pulses contracted for import by PEC, MMTC, NAFED and STC so far, 1.19 million tonne has arrived at Indian ports, out of which 1.05 MT has been disposed of.

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