Foodgrains, Sugar Prices Remain Steady at India's Wholesale Markets

Mon, 27 Jan 2014

INDIA - As per data monitored by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Food, prices of rice, wheat and sugar during the week, January 16, 2014 to January 23, 2014 remained steady in wholesale markets across the country.

Price Monitoring Cell of the Ministry monitors prices of twenty two essential commodities regularly at 55 wholesale centers.

During the period, prices of rice remained steady at all wholesale centers and decreased at one center (Aizwal).

Prices of wheat also were steady at all wholesale centers except one centre at Ludhiana. While sugar prices decreased at eight centers and remain steady at rest of the reporting centers.

Prices of twenty two essential commodities are regularly monitored by Department of Consumer Affairs for taking suitable action to keep the prices under check.

These commodities include Rice, Wheat, Atta, Gram Dal, Tur (Arhar ) Dal, Urad Dal , Moong Dal, Masur Dal, Sugar, Gur, Groundnut Oil, Mustard Oil, Vanaspati, Sunflower Oil, Soya Oil, Palm Oil, Tea, Milk, Potato, Onion and Salt.

Price datas are collected on daily basis from the State Civil Supplies Departments of the respective State Governments.