Farm secy says chana acreage seen up 35-40% on year this rabi season.

The area under chana across the country in the ongoing rabi season is likely to be 35-40% higher than 9.9 mln ha the previous year. Chana acreage so far is more than double the year-ago level. Even if the pace of sowing slows down, area could be 35-40% higher this time. chana was planted across 4.7 mln ha, up 43.3% from a year ago.