New Delhi: Optimism over high wheat output has helped steady prices of the foodgrain in most of the centres monitored by the government, while it showed a decline in Lucknow and Ahmedabad during the week ended 10 April.
“Wheat prices at retail level remained steady at 16 out of 18 centres while it declined in Lucknow and Ahmedabad,” an official release said.
Among pulses, prices of gram and tur have generally remained steady across all the centres during the review.
Over 48,000 tonnes of imported pulses have arrived at Indian ports out of 2.25 lakh tonnes contracted by various state-run agencies. As for sugar, retail prices remained steady across most of the centres, declining in Agartala, Bhubaneswar and Shillong. However, sugar prices registered an increase in Chennai.
The statistics for the national capital reveal that as on 10 April, the prices of onion, rice and mustard oil were holding steady for one week.
While prices of wheat and atta, sugar and milk have held steady for a month, those of vanaspati were largely unchanged for six months and prices of salt were steady for one year in the Capital, the release said. Prices of loose tea and potato declined over the week. The prices are monitored by the consumer affairs department.