Black soybean grown extensively in Uttarakhand, black soybean is harvested in October and is available in markets at reasonable price and it is is cultivated as a food crop in the Kumaon region (Uttaranchal state, northern India), and in the bordering states and countries in the Himalayas. Black soybeen is also know as Kala Bhat.

In Uttrakhand, the cultivation of the crop is dwindling by the day, which is matter of great concern. Efforts must be made to conserve this important crop.