New Delhi, Apr 16 (PTI) Jeera prices went up by 1.80 per cent to Rs 15,300 per quintal in futures trade today as speculators created fresh positions, driven by pick-up in demand from stockists and overseas enquiries.

Besides, tight stock positions following restricted arrivals from the growing regions fuelled the uptrend.

At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, jeera for delivery in the current month rose Rs 270, or 1.80 per cent, to Rs 15,300 per quintal with an open interest of 306 lots.

Likewise, he contract for May was trading higher by Rs 220, or 1.41 per cent, at Rs 15,860 per quintal as the open interest of contract stood at 5,208 lots.

Traders said speculative positions built up by participants amid rising domestic as well as export demand led to the rise in jeera prices.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.