Profit-booking at higher levels also weighed on the sentiment.
At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, chana for delivery in April was trading lower by Rs 24, or 0.56 per cent, to Rs 4,282 per quintal with an open interest of 30,470 lots.
The delivery for far-month May also fell by Rs 30, or 0.69 per cent, to Rs 4,325 per quintal with an open interest of 14,010 lots.
Marketmen said trimming of bets by traders due to easing demand in physical market against adequate stocks, mainly led to fall in chana prices.
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