Commodity Year Book 2014
Commodity Year Book 2014 is a landmark initiative of NCML and is the country’s
benchmark reference volume in the commodity sector. This fourth volume has
special focus on agriculture. The articles cover various aspects of
agricultural investment, market reform, warehousing and warehouse receipt
finance as well as agro industry and trade dynamics. The authors are an
excellent mix of policy makers, market practitioners, academicians and experts.
The Commodity Review and Statistical Appendix have been put together by NCML’s
expert in house research team. These
sections, along with the authoritative Papers, make this unique publication the
country’s most comprehensive reference Book in the commodity space.
The Book would be useful to all commodity
participants, especially those connected to the agriculture sector, as well as
to the general reader interested in gaining insights into the vast commodity
space. The Book has special interest and relevance to policy makers,
agricultural researchers and students, economic analysts, commodity and finance
professionals, commodity processors, manufacturers, importers and exporters,
logistics providers, risk managers and all those engaged along the entire value
Agri Commodity Markets – Quo Vadis - R. Ramaseshan points to the
gaps in the commodity eco system and suggests the steps required to bring about
the necessary changes.
Indian Sugar: Industry Overview & Prospects
Ahead - Asitava Sen gives a comprehensive view of
both global as well as domestic trends in the sector.
Enhancing Competitiveness in Indian Agriculture
through Grading and Standardisation - Rajesh Sinha and Ranjit Kumar deals
with major challenge facing Indian agriculture in absence of grading and
standardisation of agricultural produce
Futures Market as an Early Warning System for a
Sustainable Food Security Programme - Pallavi Oak proposes an innovative
solution through the futures market .
Right to Food Legislation: an Objective
Evaluation - Sanjay
Kaul notes pros and cons of the right to food legislation.
Warehouse Receipt Finance – A win-win Game for
All - Subramanian
M.V., Ashish Kumar and Yatharth Dhoot details the importance of WHR
finance in the commodity market eco-system.
Commodity Markets in India: Immediate Need to
Restore Credibility -
Shyamal Gupta points to the need to restore the confidence in the market
through regulatory measures so that there is no repeat of NSEL.
Risks: Classification, Measurement &
Mitigation - Girish Aivalli identifies the various types of
risks prevalent in the commodity market and indicates the mitigation measures.
Gold – Changing Perceptions, Changing Tides - Naveen Mathur explores the changing demand perceptions,
especially in the context of the financial crisis that has gripped the world
economy since 2007. The Paper traces the evolution of the gold trade, the
functioning of the gold standard and the rise of the US $ as the de facto world