Moreover, the higher demand in the spot markets also supported the prices of the chana.
Chickpea or chana is a very important pulse crop that grows as a seed of a plant named Cicer arietinum in the Leguminosae family. It contains 25% proteins, which is the maximum provided by any pulse and 60% carbohydrates.
India is the largest producer of chickpea followed by Pakistan, Turkey and Iran. India produces around 6 to 8 million tonnes and contributes around 70% of the total world production.
Chickpea is the most largely produced pulse crop in India accounting to a share of 40% of the total pulse production.
The domestic demand of chickpea is so large that after it being the largest producer of chana, India is also the largest importer of chana in the world.