New Delhi, May 20: Weak conditions prevailed at the wholesale pulses market during the week with prices of select pulses led by urad dropping by up to Rs 350 per quintal owing to slackened demand from retailers against ample stocks position on the back of improved supplies from producing belts. Marketmen said sufficient stocks position in the market following increased supplies from producing regions against easing demand from retailers, mainly dragged down select pulses prices. Meanwhile, the government has created a buffer stock of 20 lakh tonnes of pulses and now it is grappling with the problem of distributing them, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said. The buffer stock was created to manage price volatility through buying from local and overseas markets using the Price Stabilisation Fund.

Meanwhile, the government has created a buffer stock of 20 lakh tonnes of pulses and now it is grappling with the problem of distributing them, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said. The buffer stock was created to manage price volatility through buying from local and overseas markets using the Price Stabilisation Fund. In the national capital, urad suffered the most at Rs 5,300-6,500 from

In the national capital, urad suffered the most at Rs 5,300-6,500 from previous level of Rs 5,650-5,800 per quintal.
Its dal chilka local, best quality and dhoya recorded a fall of Rs 300 each to Rs 5,600-5,700, 5,700-6,200 and Rs 6,100- 6,300 per quintal, respectively. Moong eased to Rs 4,600-5,000 against last close of Rs 4,800-5,000 per quintal. Its dal chilka local, dhoya local and best quality were trading down by Rs 100 each to Rs 5,200- 5,400, Rs 5,800-6,300 and Rs 6,300-6,500 per quintal, respectively.

Masoor small and bold also enquired lower by Rs 100 each to Rs 4,000-4,300 and Rs 4,050-4,400 per quintal, respectively.Its dal local and best quality traded lower by a similar margin to Rs 4,500-5,000 and Rs 4,600-5,100 per quintal. Malka local and best quality lost Rs 200 each at Rs 4,600 -4,800 and Rs 4,700-4,900 per quintal.

In line with the overall trend, arhar too shed Rs 50 at Rs 4,100 per quintal. However, kabuli gram small variety and rajmah chitra moved in a narrow range in limited deals and pegged at the previous levels of Rs 9,600-10,400 and Rs 7,500-10,300 per quintal, respectively.