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Nidhi Nath Srinivas

Chief Marketing Officer at Ncdex

Nidhi Nath Srinivas is the Chief Marketing Officer at Ncdex.

Modi Has Kept Promise To Farmers; Now It Is Up To The Monsoons

Do you know how much an Indian farmer earns? In 17 states, he earns less than ₹20,000 annually, according to National Sample Survey (NSS) data. When it came to power in 2014, the BJP had promised to double farmer incomes in five years. It is now trying to make good that promise, with this year's Budget taking a few big strides and some baby steps towards it.
29/02/2016 6:36 PM IST

Unharvested Gold: Can The Budget Make Farming Profitable Again?

Did you know that Indian agriculture's net export earnings are higher than those by services and manufacturing? In fact, the agriculture sector enjoys one of the highest productivity and international competitiveness amongst all the sectors of our economy. Instead of handling it as a child with special needs, we have to start treating agriculture like the good business it is.
18/01/2016 12:18 PM IST
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Here's Why Only GM Pulses Can Give India Its Protein Fix

Tur dal has become a status symbol - again. And that is hardly surprising. Pulses - tur, chana, lentils, moong, urad - are highly susceptible to hot weather, pests and disease. Unless we take dramatic steps to protect them from the effects of climate change and other dangers, the primary source of proteins for vegetarians in India are going to remain off the table.
21/10/2015 8:31 AM IST
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5 Ways In Which SEBI Can Get India To Power Up Its Commodities Game

India's commodity markets have been illiquid, ill-equipped and ill-connected ever since their inception in 2003 due to a combination of outdated laws and ill-informed policymakers. Now, 12 years later, this is set to change. SEBI has taken over as the new regulator and guardian of the commodity market, which will now be governed by the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956, applicable to stock exchanges. India's commodity markets have a fighting chance to emerge from the shadows. Here are five steps SEBI can take to make it happen.
28/09/2015 3:03 PM IST
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Why The Gold Crash Is A Mirage

Gold has plunged to a five-year low. Is the gold story then over, for now? As with everything else in this market, nothing is as it seems. Whether it is vegetables, iron ore or smart phones, we know prices fall when there is either too much supply or not enough demand. Gold supply has clearly not shot through the roof. And demand for physical gold in India and China, the biggest markets, is nowhere near satiated. What has changed?
22/07/2015 9:15 AM IST
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This Modi Government Initiative Can Be A Game Changer For India's Farm Market

In most states, mandis are established and regulated under the State APMC (Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee) Acts. The state's geographical area is divided into smaller market areas, where the markets are managed by Market Committees constituted by the state government. A system of licenses bars the entry of traders from other states and other mandis. Since there is no mechanism for clearing and settlement of dues, no one does business with strangers. In short, these mandis are the place where politics meets economics in the agrarian economy.
07/07/2015 11:18 AM IST