12:00 AM - India, May 2 -- Maize prices closed higher by 0.57 per cent on Friday at the National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX) as a result of a rise in the demand from exporters and poultry industries. At the NCDEX, maize futures for May 2016 contract closed at Rs. 1,235 per quintal, up by 0.57 per cent, after opening at Rs. 1,228 against the previous closing price of Rs. 1,228. It touched the intra-day high of Rs. 1,215.