stated that it had successfully complied with all Sebi-mandated norms prescribed for commodity exchanges. “With all requisite approvals, ICEX
is poised to go live by end-August,” Sanjit Prasad, managing director and chief executive officer, said.
Last week, ICEX
had announced the merger of Ahmedabad-based National Multi Commodity Exchange with itself. The exchange has already received approval from Sebi
to launch diamond futures contracts — the first in the world. Sources said diamond will remain the flagship contract for the exchange and it has been working on many other commodities. "Our focus would be on those commodities where India has significant play”, it said.
The exchange has all necessary infrastructure to handle deposits, grading and sealing, vaulting and deliveries of diamonds as part of its preparation to launch the diamond contracts.
Prior to the launch, ICEX
will be stepping up enrolment and training of members and conducting mock trials, etc.