Chana, one of the major pulses (commonly called daals) cultivated in Jabalpur, is also known as Desi Gram or gram or chickpea. Chana is a major and cheap source of protein compared to animal protein. Chana seeds contain about 17-20% of protein.Gram is an important rabi crop mainly sown in September-November and harvested in February. Crop duration is 90-120 days. In the district, total Chana is sown in the year 2018-19 is 51,370 hectare area and its annual production of the year 2018-19 is 1,07,100 tons.