Tifac wants guar taken off commodity exchanges to arrest price volatility

By PTI | 16 Dec, 2014, 08.55PM IST

MUMBAI: A think-tank under the Union Science and Technology Department has called for freeing guar gum from the clutches of speculators and commodity exchanges to bring about price stability.Gaur is currently trading at Rs 8,832 a quintal and the price is expected to remain high on expanding demand from the US shale gas industry and is estimated to shoot up to Rs 11,729 a quintal by 2020, according to the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (Tifac).