Similarly, gold for February delivery gained Rs. 39, or 0.13%, to Rs. 30,736 per 10 grams, with a business volume of 3,641 lots.
Marketmen said gains in gold prices at futures trade was mostly in line with a firming trend overseas as US lawmakers struggled to reach a budget deal before automatic tax increases and spending cuts start to take effect from Tuesday, boosting demand for a safe haven.
Globally, gold rose $6.50, or 0.39% to $1,662.80 an ounce in early trade in Singapore.