Chana prices slipped 1.60 per cent to Rs 3,813 per quintal in futures trade today as participants reduced exposure following subdued demand in the spot market. Profit-booking at higher levels also weighed on the sentiment. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in April declined by Rs 62, or 1.60 per cent, to trade at Rs 3,813 per quintal, with an open interest of 41,800 lots. The commodity for delivery in March fell Rs 55, or 1.43 per cent, to trade at Rs 3,779 per quintal, with an open interest of 83,030 lots. Analysts attributed the fall in chana futures to offloading of positions by traders, taking negative leads from physical markets due to tepid demand against sufficient stocks position.
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