Friday, November 29, 2013
Major Articles in the Book:
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 currency.
The India 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 chain.