Govt buys prevent fall in maize prices.

Prices of maize fell in Purnea, Bihar, as arrivals of the new crop picked up pace. The commodity was sold at in Purnea, down 50 rupees from the previous day. About 500 trucks (1truck=100kg) of maize arrived at the market up from 300 trucks on previous close. June contract of rabi maize ended slightly higher today due to a rise in demand for the new crop from the feed industry. The contract ended up 0.3%.