Farm commodity prices remain steady

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New Delhi, Sept 12 (UNI) Retail prices of essential commodities at four metropolitan cities have remained stable or shown mixed trend in the week ending September 7, 2007.

Prices monitored by the Department of Consumer Affairs showed that prices of rice, wheat, atta, gram, groundnut oil, mustard oil, tea, milk and salt were stable over the week.

Prices increased in respect of tur dal by 50 paise per kg at Delhi, and by Rs two per kg at Mumbai; vanaspati by Re one kg at Mumbai; potato by 50 paise per kg at Mumbai and Kolkata each; and onion by 50 paise per kg at Delhi.

Prices declined in the case of potato by 50 paise per kg at Delhi and sugar by 50 paise per kg at Mumbai.

For augmenting availability of pulses and containing the price rise in the domestic market, MMTC, STC, PEC and NAFED have so far imported 2.54 lakh tonnes of pulses as on September 6.


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