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Ghanchi (Delvadia/Modh/Modi/Sahu/Sahoo/Ganiga)is an other backward caste found in the states of Gujarat, Jammu , Odisha and various parts of India. Ghanchi also refers to a well-known family based in India Gujarat in the regions of Kolak.[1][2] The Modh Ghanchi caste is of (OBC).[3] The Sahu, Teli, Ganiga, Vaniya Chettiar and other OBC, are related castes found in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh.[4] and Tamil Nadu.


The name is of Indian origin, and means a businessman (producer and seller of oils) (Teli). The surname is commonly found in Lunavada, Surat, Navsari, Ahmedabad, Jammu Valsad, Bilimora as well as Ghanchi, Modh Ghanchi (Originally from Modhera, Gujarat), Saurashtra, Amreli, Bagasra, Bilkha, Bhavnagar, Junagadh, Kalol, Kadi, , Mumbai.[1] Ganiger & Ganiga shetty in karnataka. Those of the Gandla cast who extract oil from oil seed are known as the Gandla community.

Nowadays major number of this community is moving all around Gujarat including Kutch District, Gujarat

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Basically Mr.Modi belongs to General category.In Gujarati(Modi means Baniya).