• Dr. Shree Bhagwat Asst. Prof., Department of Business Management, Dr. Harisingh Gour Central Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA
  • Angad Singh Maravi Research Scholar, Department of Commerce, Dr. Harisingh Gour Central Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA



Commodity Derivatives and Futures Market, Commodity Exchanges, FMC, Ministry of Finance

Abstract [English]

This paper examines the role of Forward Markets Commission (FMC) in Indian Commodity Markets. The Results show important developments of Forward Markets Commission. Commodity futures and derivatives have a crucial role to play in the price risk management process, especially in agriculture sector. The significance of commodity derivatives has increased in the current scenario. India has long history of trade in commodity derivatives. Organized commodity derivatives in India started as early as 1875, barely about a decade after they started in Chicago. Since 2003, when commodity futures’ trading was permitted, commodity futures market in India has experienced an unprecedented boom in terms of the number of modern exchanges, number of commodities allowed for derivatives trading as well as the value of futures trading in commodities. There are 6 national and 16 regional commodity exchanges recognized and regulated by the FMC. Different types of commodities such as agricultural; bullion, plantation, energy etc. is traded on commodity exchanges in the country. So considering these points an attempt has been made to know the regulatory framework of commodity futures and derivatives market in India and various developments in Indian commodity market and commodity exchanges. This study is an attempt to investigate the performance of Forward Markets Commission in India and its role in Indian commodity market.


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How to Cite

Bhagwat, S., & Singh Maravi, A. (2015). THE ROLE OF FORWARD MARKETS COMMISSION IN INDIAN COMMODITY MARKETS. International Journal of Research -GRANTHAALAYAH, 3(11), 87–105.