New Delhi, Jul 31 (PTI) Mentha oil prices touched the upper circuit today by rising 4 per cent to Rs 1,095.70 per kg in futures trade as speculators raised bets on the back of strong demand from the spot market. Also Read - Flight Services From Ayodhya International Airport Expected to Start Early Next Year

Besides, tight stock position following a drop in arrivals from major producing belts of Chandausi in Uttar Pradesh provided support to the prices. Also Read - Policeman Shoots Himself Dead Near UP Assembly Complex, Probe Underway

At Multi Commodity Exchange, mentha oil for delivery in August jumped by Rs 42.10, or 4 per cent, to Rs 1,095.70 per kg in a business turnover of 323 lots. Also Read - UP Gram Panchayat Election 2021: Reservation List of Seats Released For Varanasi District | Download Full List Here

On similar lines, the oil for delivery in July contracts traded higher by Rs 31.30, or 3 per cent, to Rs 1,075.50 per kg in 2 lots.

Analysts said higher holding by participants, driven by surging demand from consuming industries in the spot market against restricted supplies from Chandausi, mainly pushed up the mentha oil prices.

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