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Nidhi Aggarwal
Nidhi Aggarwal is a researcher at the Finance Research Group, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR). In the past, she has worked extensively on policy issues related to Indian equity markets. Her research interests include market microstructure, commodity markets, high-frequency trading, risk management and firm financing. She obtained her Ph.D. and M.Sc in Economics from IGIDR.

Articles By Nidhi Aggarwal
Unified agricultural markets: Where are the reforms lacking?
Posted On: 02 Jan 2017

Topics:   Agriculture
Tags:   Karnataka , IT

In April 2016, Modi government launched the e-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) platform – a pan-India electronic marketplace for trading of agricultural commodities. However, rather than ushering in a revolution, concerns have been raised regarding lack of traded volumes on the platform. To understand the reluctant progress of e-NAM, this column analyses the experience of the state of Karnataka that embarked on agricultural market reforms in 2007.
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Demonetisation and agricultural markets
Posted On: 30 Nov 2016

In this article, Aggarwal and Narayanan contend that demonetisation alone cannot turn agricultural markets cashless. Such a shift would require sustained and focussed effort to expand the reach of formal institutions, especially for credit and storage.
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