SEBI mulls lifting decade-old ban on tur, urad futures.

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) may soon allow futures trading in tur and urad dal as the regulator considers lifting a decade-old ban. Agri-commodities bourse NCDEX has also sought the regulator’s nod for relaunching futures trading in tur and urad. Trading in tur and urad was banned in 2007 after a spike in prices of these commodities Currently, these commodities have been trading below the minimum support price (MSP), which is a cause of concern for the government. If SEBI allows future trading in tur and urad, it may ease cartelisation in pulses. Large players will also show interest and derivative is a good tool for price discovery.