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Chickpea or Chana scientifically known as Cicer arietinum belongs to the family Leguminosae.
Chana is a very good source of proteins. It is mainly used as an edible seed and for making flour. Chickpea when grown in dry areas produces good yield.
Global Chickpea production is about 8.5 million tons and the area covered is over 10 million hectares. India, the largest Chana producer in the world, contributes about 70 percent of the total production.
Major Chana producing states in India are Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
India, Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Mexico, Australia, Syria, Spain and Canada are the major Chana producing countries.
The major Chana exporters are Australia, India, Russia, Canada, United States of America, Argentina, Mexico, Myanmar, Ethiopia and Turkey.
Top importers Chana are Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Kingdom, Jordan and Iran.
Local markets for Chana in India are
Madhya Pradesh (Indore, Bhopal, Vidisha)
Maharashtra (Jalgaon, Latur, Mumbai, Akola)
Rajasthan (Jaipur, Bikaner, Kota, Jodhpur, Sriganganagar, Hanumangarh)
Tamil Nadu (Chennai) & Delhi
Uttar Pradesh (Kanpur, Hapur)
Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad, Vijayawada, )
Punjab (Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Sangrur)
Chana is traded in the commodity futures market at the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) in India.
Chana Trading Markets:Andhra Pradesh(Vijayawada, ) Delhi(Delhi, ) Haryana(Sirsa, ) Karnataka(Gulbarga, ) Madhya Pradesh(Bhopal, Indore, Vidisha, ) Maharashtra(Akola, Mumbai, Latur, Jalgaon, ) Punjab(Ludhiana, Jalandhar, sangrur, ) Rajasthan(Kota, Sri Ganganagar, Jaipur, Hanumangarh, Jodhpur, Bikaner , ) Tamil Nadu(Chennai, ) Telangana(Hyderabad, ) Uttar Pradesh(Kanpur, Hapur, )
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