New Delhi, Apr 17 (PTI) Gur prices firmed up by Rs 100 per quintal at the wholesale gur (jaggery) market in the national capital today following paucity of stocks amid speculative buying by stockists and retailers.

Muzaffarnagar and Muradnagar gur markets also disclosed a robust trend as buying trend emerged from stockists in view of insufficient stock, registering profits up to Rs 200 per quintal.

Marketmen said, the scarcity of stocks due to negligible arrivals from manufacturing belts amid gearing up in demand from stockists and retails mainly pushed up gur prices.

In Delhi, gur Pedi, Dhayya and Shakkar prices advanced by Rs 100 each to end at Rs 2,600-2,700, Rs 2,800-2,900 and Rs 3,000-3,100 per quintal.

At Muzaffarnagar, gur Laddo gained the most to close at Rs 2,400-2,525, a rise of Rs 175 per quintal.

Gur Chakku and Khurpa prices also moved up from Rs 2,200-2,400 and Rs 2,050-2,100 to conclude at Rs 2,250-2,500 and Rs 2,150-2,200, noting fresh gains of up to Rs 100 per quintal.

Gur Raskat prices also rose by Rs 100 to finish at Rs 2,100-2,150 per quintal on brisk demand from beer makers.

Coming to Muradnagar, gur Pedi and Dhayya prices jumped up by Rs 200 each to end at Rs 2,300-2,400 and Rs 2,400-2,500 per quintal.

Following are today’s rates (in Rs per quintal): Gur chakku Rs 2,600-2,700, pedi Rs 2,600-2,700, dhayya Rs 2,800-2,900 and shakkar Rs 3,000-3,100.

Muzaffarnagar: Rasket Rs 2,100-2,150, chakku Rs 2,250-2,500, khurpa Rs 2,150-2,200 and ladoo Rs 2,400- 2,525.

Muradnagar: Pedi Rs 2,300-2,400 and dhayya Rs 2,400-2500.

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