India maize up on low arrivals in spot market.

Supplies in the benchmark Purnea in Bihar, the largest producer of rabi maize in the country, are falling. Most farmers have already sold their crops and the remaining supplies were being hit by rains. Maize futures on the NCDEX also ended higher, as supplies from the kharif crop are months away, while those from the rabi crop were getting over. The most active August maize contract on the NCDEX ended up 0.7% from the previous close. In Purnea, prices rose by 5 rupees.