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The Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley to unveil Indias First agri-Options by National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX) tomorrow on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti; The Unique first-of-its-kind hedging tool will allow farmers to mitigate their price risk, along with taking advantage of upward price movement.

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The Union Minister, Shri to unveil Indias First agri-Options by National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX) tomorrow on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti;

The Unique first-of-its-kind hedging tool will allow farmers to mitigate their price risk, along with taking advantage of upward price movement.

The Union & Corporate Affairs Minister, Shri will launch the countrys First Agri-commodity Options in Guar Seed tomorrow, Sunday, the 14th January,2018 in New Delhi in presence of farmers & Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) from various States across country. The countrys First Agri-commodity Options in Guar Seed to be launched tomorrow by the Union Minister Shri Jaitley on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti, is the unique first-of-its-kind hedging tool which will prove to be a game changer for the farmers.

In an effort to make the agri-economy more efficient and bring huge amount of value for the farmers of India, the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX), is launching the countrys First agri-commodity Options in Guar Seed. Guar seed options is an important hedging tool. Looking at its importance for the agri commodity markets, the new instrument will be launched on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti, which is celebrated as a key harvest festival across the country.

The instrument, which is uniquely designed by and approved by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), is expected to deepen trade in that commodity and will benefit farmers in reaping improved price realizations for their produce, with limited downside risk. This launch is largely inspired by the fact that Guar Seed is one of the most liquid contracts on the platform and a large number of informal trading Centres in some communities of Rajasthan are already involved in some form of informal options trading.

The Official Launch will also see farmers share their experiences on how NCDEX has helped better their lives. As of December 2017, NCDEX has already seen 59 FPOs across various States participate on the Exchange, and more than 2.3 lakh farmers have already opened their trading account. In order to promote awareness around this new agriculture hedging tool, the Exchange has initiated a series of awareness programs and trainings across the value chain. The Exchange will also launch a mobile application on this occasion where farmers can learn more about agri options and the commodities market.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 00:20 IST