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Edible Oil Prices Remains Steady at Wholesale Markets

Edible Oil Prices Remains Steady at Wholesale Markets


As per data monitored by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Food, prices of Edible Oils during the week, November 21, 2013 to November 28, 2013, remained steady in wholesale markets across the country. Price Monitoring Cell of the Ministry monitors prices of twenty two essential commodities regularly at 55 market centers.

During the period, prices of Groundnut Oil remained steady at almost all wholesale centers and decreased at four centers (Amritsar, Bathinda, Rajkot and Vijayawada). Prices of Mustard Oil were also remained steady at almost all wholesale centers and decreased at Bathinda and Rourkela centers. Similarly no increase was noticed in the prices of Vanasapati Oil, in fact at three centers (Bathinda, Jodhpur and Bengaluru) prices slightly decreased.

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.