Chana prices were steady due to good demand from buyers amid good supplies in the key markets. Arrivals of Chana in March 1- 04 is pegged at 88,852 ton as compared to 136,145 ton in the corresponding period a year ago. Dal millers in Madhya Pradesh have petitioned the state government to lower the tax on pulses imported from other states, claiming that increased mandi taxes are causing business to flee to neighboring states. Madhya Pradesh’s mandi tax is 1.7 percent, about double that of Maharashtra’s (0.8 percent) and more than three times that of Gujarat (0.5 per cent). In 2020, the state government imposed a 1.7 percent mandi tax.