New Delhi, Apr 17 (PTI) Wheat prices traded marginally higher by 0.36 per cent to Rs 1,685 per quintal in futures trade today as speculators built up fresh bets.

At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, wheat for delivery in May edged higher by Rs 6, or 0.36 per cent, to Rs 1,685 per quintal with an open interest of 2,100 lots.

Analysts said, fresh positions created by traders due to improved demand in the physical market amid a pause in arrivals, influenced wheat prices in futures trade.

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