New Delhi, Jul 23 (UNI) Retail prices of farm commodities at different locations in the country have generally remained steady or shown mixed trend over the week ending July 18, 2008.
Prices of wheat remained steady at all reporting centers except showing an increase at Lucknow.
Prices of sugar remained steady at all the reporting centers except for an increase at Delhi and Mumbai and decrease at Bhubaneshwar and Bangalore, according to monitoring wing of the Department of Consumer Affairs.
Prices of gram dal remained steady at all the reporting centers except for an increase at Delhi, Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati and Chennai and decrease at Mumbai and Thiruvanthapuram.
Prices of tur dal remained steady at all reporting centers except for an increase at Lucknow, Bhubaneshwar, Bangalore, Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram and decreased at Delhi and Mumbai.
In Delhi, prices of rice, groundnut oil, tea and onion held steady for one week. Prices of wheat, vanaspati and onion held steady for one month. Prices of atta, milk and salt held steady during six month. Prices of gram dal, mustard oil, tea and potato increased while the price of tur dal decreased.
PSUs have contracted to import about 1.4 million tonnes of pulses of which about 1.22 million tonnes has arrived and 1.10 million tonnes has been disposed till date. The pulses being imported include urad, moong, tur and yellow peas.
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