Chickpeas: growers prevent losses

April 22, 2024 at 12:01 PM , Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI. The Indian chickpea market is currently extremely volatile, and both farmers and traders are taking advantage of every price increase to sell their produce. The aim is to avoid potential losses.

Export demand leaves much to be desired

The cultivation of kabuli chickpeas, a particularly popular chickpea variety in Europe, is widespread in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Prices in Maharashtra currently stand at USD 1.02-1.08/kg, depending on the supplier – despite the current wedding season, which usually boosts demand, prices have come under pressure due to subdued export markets. The slight increase in commodity and export prices should therefore not yet lull market players into a sense of security. In view of the global downturn o

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