The project seeks to redefine policy makers’ perspectives on commodity derivative markets and fostering a deeper understanding of price discovery in commodities markets.
In a joint initiative aimed at altering the agricultural landscape and developing the commodities derivatives ecosystem, premier commodity exchange National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) and the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) have launched the Tribhuvandas Patel Centre of Excellence for Commodity Markets in Anand, Gujarat.
This initiative aims at providing support to commodity derivative markets in the areas of research, policy formation, policy advocacy, capacity building, thought leadership, product development and leveraging synergies within the industrial and financial ecosystem.
The project seeks to redefine policy makers’ perspectives on commodity derivative markets and fostering a deeper understanding of price discovery in commodities markets. IRMA, known for its expertise in rural management, will spearhead efforts to enhance the scope of commodity markets through rigorous research and analysis.
The institution’s role in redefining the FPO model aligns with its commitment to sustainable rural development. NCDEX, a key player in the commodities market, will play a pivotal role by providing technical support and data-related assistance. Leveraging its extensive experience, NCDEX aims to contribute significantly to the success of the Centre of Excellence.
Speaking at the launch, Arun Raste, MD & CEO, NCDEX said, “We are entering the Amrit Kaal, during which we have resolved to make India a developed nation. If this has to change into reality, agri marketing ecosystem must have to take a giant leap from where it is now and derivatives market is a key driver in fueling agri marketing growth.”
“That’s why this Centre of Excellence is going to play a vital role in our journey to become from developing to developed.This joint initiative is an essential step towards altering the agricultural landscape and encouraging innovation in commodities markets,” he said.
The Centre of Excellence aims to raise the commodities derivative market through collaborative efforts, establishing a solid foundation for long-term growth. Umakant Dash, director, IRMA, said, “NCDEX is involved in organising dozens of activities to create awareness around derivative market and IRMA has a deep understanding of the rural ecosystem.
So, we expect this collaboration to go a long way in achieving the goal of making agri marketing a sustainable and powerful source of livelihood through the derivatives market.”