Riba Textiles Ltd Management Discussions.

The management discussion and analysis presents the industry Overview, opportunities and Threats, Initiatives by the Company and overall strategy of Riba Textiles Limited becoming a market driven producer/exporter of various innovative models and ranges of Textiles products. The company is very optimistic of capturing a substantial share of Export market in the midst of the threats faced due to the liberalization and increased competition from well established companies from abroad.

1. Global Textile Market Overview

The global textile market size was projected at. USD 1000.3 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.4% from 2021 to 2028. Increasing demand for apparel from the fashion industry coupled with the growth of e-commerce platforms is expected to drive the market over the forecast period.

The textile industry works on three major principles, namely designing, production, and distribution of different flexible materials such as yam and clothing. A wide array of processes such as knitting, crocheting, weaving, and others are largely used to manufacture a wide range of finished and semi-finished goods in bedding, clothing, apparel, medical, and other accessories.

The U.S. is anticipated to be tire largest market in the North American region for textiles. It is one of the largest producers, raw-cotton exporter, and top raw-textile importer. Fashion is the largest application segment in the region owing to the fast-changing fashionable trends and ease of adoption for the same due to increasing online fast fashion companies.

There has been an increasing trend of smart textiles in the market that use optical fibers, metals, and various conductive polymers to interact with the environment. These help in detecting and reacting to various physical stimuli such as mechanical, thermal, or chemical and electric sources. This is expected to propel the growth of the technical application segment in the market for textile during the forecast period.

Increasing consumer preference towards sustainable products is forcing major textile companies to focus on restructuring their business and investing in manufacturing practices that target sustainable products. For instance, DuPonts plant-based faux fur for performance fashion apparel and Eastmans usage of discarded carpet into new material is expected to open new industry avenues over the forecast period.

The recent outbreak of coronavirus disease has acted as a restraint to the market. Global trade restrictions due to disrupted supply chain and decline in textile product consumption amid imposed lockdown have further negatively impacted the market. However, the market is expected to recover strongly during the forecast period with government support and increasing public awareness in terms of effective precautionary measures.

2. Indian Textiles Market

India’s textiles sector is one of the oldest industries in the Indian economy, dating back to several centuries. The industry is extremely varied, with hand-spun and hand-woven textiles sectors at one end of the spectrum, while the capital-intensive sophisticated mills sector on the other end. The decentralized power looms/ hosiery and knitting sector forms the largest component in the textiles sector. The close linkage of textiles industry to agriculture (for raw materials such as cotton) and the ancient culture and traditions of the country in terms of textiles makes it unique in comparison to other industries in the country. India’s textiles industry lias a capacity to produce wide variety of products suitable for different market segments, both within India and across the world.

3. Market Size

India’s textiles industry contributed 7% to the industry output (by value) in 2018-19. The Indian textiles and apparel industry contributed 2% to the GDP, 12% to export earnings and held 5% of the global trade in textiles and apparel in 2018-19.

The share of the India’s textiles and apparel exports in mercantile shipments was 11% in 2019-20.

Textiles industry has around 4.5 crore employed workers including 35.22 lakh handloom workers across the country.

Cotton production is expected to reach 36.0 million bales and consumption is expected to reach 114 million bales in JFY21—13%; growth over the previous year.

The domestic textiles and apparel market stood at an estimated US$ 100 billion in FY19.

The production of raw cotton in India is estimated to have reached 35.4 million bales in FY20A. During FY19, production of fibre in India stood at 1.44 million tonnes (MT) and reached 1.60 MT in FY20 (till January 2020), while that for yarn, the production stood at 4,762 million kgs during same period.

Exports of textiles (RMG of all textiles, cotton yarn/fabs./made-ups/handloom products, man-made yarn/fabs./made-ups, handicrafts excl. handmade carpets, carpets and jute mfg. including floor coverings) stood at USS 2.94 billion, as of May 2021.

4. Investment

The textiles sector has witnessed a spurt in investment during the last five years. The industry (including dyed and printed) attracted Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) worth USS 3.75 billion from April 2000 to March 2021.

5. Government Initiatives

Indian government has come up with several export promotion policies for the textiles sector. It has also allowed 100% FDI in the sector under the automatic route.

Initiatives taken by Government of India are:

• In April 2021, Union Minister Smriti Irani has assured strong support from the Textile Ministry to reduce industry’s dependence on imported machine tools by partnering with engineering organisations for machinery production. She also stated that the PL1 scheme for the textile industry is almost ready. The scheme aims to develop Man Made Fiber (MMF) apparel and technical textiles industry by providing incentive from 3-15% on stipulated incremental turnover for five years.

• To support the handloom weavers/weaver entrepreneurs, the Weaver MUDRA Scheme was launched to provide margin money assistance at 20% of the loan amount subject to a maximum of Rs. 10,000 (USS 134.22) per weaver. The loan is provided at an interest rate of 6% with credit guarantee of three years.

• Gorakhpur is on track to become a major garment manufacturing center, boosting the economy in eastern Uttar Pradesh. The Gorakhpur Industrial Development Authority (GIDA) will provide four acres of land for construction of a flattened factory and will enable accessible to entrepreneurs.

• In March 2021, The Ministry of Textiles favored limited deal for the India-UK free trade agreement that could boost the garments sector.

• In 2020-21, the UK is Indias fourteenth largest trading partner, accounting for USS 8.7 billion in exports and USS 6.7 billion in imports.

• Under the proposed trade agreement, the Textile Ministry expects more market access for the Indian textiles and clothing sector in order to achieve its full potential.

• In March 2021, under the ongoing sub-mission on agroforestry (SMAF) scheme, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Central Silk Board, under the Ministry of Textiles, on a convergence model to implement agroforestry in the silk sector.

• In March 2021, toys were identified as one of the 24 primary sectors listed under the self-reliant India initiative. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has developed a National Action Plan for toys that calls on several central ministries, including textiles. MSME. I&B. Education, DPTTT (under the Ministry of Commerce) and other departments, to nurture and promote the industry.

• Effective 01 January 2021, to boost exports, government have extended the benefit of the Scheme for Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) to all exported goods

• To support the handloom and handicrafts sector, the government has taken steps to onboard weavers/artisans on Government e-Marketplace (GeM), provide a wider market and enable them to sell their products directly to various government departments and organisations. As of December 31, 2020, 171,167 weavers/artisans/handloom entities have been registered on the GeM portal.

• Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is helping the Indian textile industry to produce yarns and eliminate dependence on import of Chinese and other foreign clothing for military uniforms. Indian defense sector has expressed support towards the Indian technical textile sector.

• In March 2021, while addressing the 9th edition of TECHNOTEX 2021 organized by F1CCI, General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff appreciated the innovations in Indian technical textile and stated that the armed forces will rather reduce imports and instead procure technical textiles from Indian industries as a part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative.

• In October 2020, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Mr. Narendra Modi

approved mandatory packaging of 100% food grains and 20% sugar in jute bags. Under the Jute Packaging Materials (Compulsory Use in Packing Commodities) Act, 1987, the government is required to consider and provide for the compulsory use of jute packaging materials for supply.

• Government launched production linked incentive scheme to provide incentives for manufacture and export of specific textile products made of man-made fibre.

• On September 2, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved signing an MOU between textile committee, India and M/s Nissenken Quality Evaluation Centre, Japan, for improving quality and testing Indian textiles and clothing for the Japanese market. This India-Japan pact on cooperation in textiles will facilitate Indian exporters to meet the requirements of Japanese importers as per the latters technical regulations.

• Under Union Budget 2020-21, a National Technical Textiles Mission is proposed for a period from 2020-21 to 2023-24 at an estimated outlay of Rs. 1,480 crore (US$ 211.76 million).

• In 2020, New Textiles Policy 2020 is expected to he released by the Ministry of Textiles.

• The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has revised rates for incentives under the Merchandise Exports from Tndia Scheme (MEIS) for two subsectors of Textiles Industry - readymade garments and made-ups - from 2% to 4%.

• The Government of India has taken several measures including Amended Technology Up-gradation Fund Scheme (A-TUFS), estimated to create employment for 35 lakh people and enable investment worth Rs. 95,000 crore (USS 14.17 billion) by 2022.

• Integrated Wool Development Programme (IWDP) was approved by Government of Tndia to provide support to the wool sector, starting from wool rearer to end consumer, with an aim to enhance quality and increase production during 2017-18 and 2019-20.

6. Achievements

Following are the achievements of the Government in the past four years:

• In CY2020, Cotton Corporation of India made a record procurement of ~ 151 lakh bales under MSP operations, which is ~ 290% higher than 38.43 lakh bales procured during the corresponding period last year.

• T-ATUFS, a web-based claims monitoring and tracking mechanism was launched on April 21, 2016. 381 new block level clusters were sanctioned.

• Under the Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (S1TP), 59 textile parks were sanctioned, out of which, 22 have been completed.

• Employment increased to 45 million in FY19 from 8.03 in FY15.

• Exports of readymade garments (of all textiles) was worth USS 1.19 billion as of December 2020.

7. Road Ahead

India is working on major initiatives, to boost its technical textile industry. Owing to the pandemic, the demand for technical textiles in the form of PPE suits and equipment is on rise. Government is supporting the sector through funding and machinery sponsoring.

Top players in the sector are attaining sustainability in their products by manufacturing textiles that use natural recyclable materials.

The future for the Indian textiles industry looks promising, buoyed by strong domestic consumption as well as export demand. With consumerism and disposable income on the rise, the retail sector has experienced a rapid growth in the past decade with the entry of several international players like Marks & Spencer, Guess and Next into the Indian market.

High economic growth has resulted in higher disposable income. This has led to rise in demand for products creating a huge domestic market

8. WEAKNESSES

• Decreasing length of fashion cycles giving rise to sustainability issues

• Oversaturation of the retail space in the context of digitalization

9. Riba Textiles Ltd - COMPANY OVERVIEW

Riba Textiles Limited is an export-oriented Terry Towels, its allied products & Tufted Rugs manufacturing unit based 100 kms from New Delhi in the state Of Haryana, India. Riba is registered on the Indian stock market and has been growing emblematically over the past decade with present capacity of 7,000 tons annually due for another expansion in 2020. The production unit encompasses 16 acres of land with a built-up area of 400,000 square feet incorporating all the state-of-the-art machineries from across the globe. Riba is a fully integrated unit with an ultramodern composite plant incorporating Dyeing, Weaving, Finishing, Sublimation, Embroideries and Riba is able to transmute cotton yam into marvelous towels / bath rugs for our perceptive customers. The array of towels and allied products comprise of all possible permutations and combinations buttressed by the newest designs developed by Riba design team plus product improvement by the production team.

Riba is particularly proud to be the leading manufacturer of beach towels in India with an enormous jacquard weaving capacity servicing customers from both seasonal beach markets above and below the equator. Our line of customers takes account of departmental stores and importers right across the globe with trades in 30 countries incorporating maximum continents.

Riba is a socially responsible manufacturer having all the indispensable compliances from the most stringent customers accompanied by BSC12.0 / ISO 9001:2015 / Oekotex 100 certifications.

10. Initiatives has been taken by the Company

The company have planning to make some expansion in Fy 2021-22 approximate Rs 8.50 core to increase production as well as sales, and we expect that this will be completed up-to Feb 2022.

11. Financial Performance / Product wise Performance

During the year under review your company had achieved a turnover of Rs. 18981.29 Lacs against the last year turnover of Rs. 17704.85 Lacs. Your Company has earned a net profit of Rs. 588.42 Lacs as against a profit of Rs. 673.42 Lacs during the last year. This changes is due to Covid 2019. In view of improving financial results and positive outlook of the near future, your directors are hopeful that in current year better financial results would follow.

12. Risks and concerns

Among the largest textile markets there are two major groups. On the one side, the developed countries demonstrate slow or negative sales growth. This trend translates into the top-line challenges even for the largest apparel manufacturers. On the other side, the emerging markets represent the biggest long-term growth opportunities and despite the fact that the size of some emerging markets, such as China and India, already surpasses that of some matured markets there is still plenty of room for growth considering their current per capita spending and the rise of the middle class..

13. Internal Control Systems and their adequacy

The company has a proper and adequate system of internal controls commensurate with its size to ensure that all assets are safeguarded and protected against loss from unauthorized use or disposition and the transactions are authorized, recorded and reported correctly.

There is an Internal Audit Committee with clearly laid down powers and responsibilities that are entrusted to them to ensure that the Internal Audit Department works independently. This department maintains various manuals which contain various controls and checklists that are to be carried out before execution of any activity.

Internal checks are exercised so that the various procedures are laid at the time of delegation of authorities and other procedures are strictly followed. The delegation clearly indicates the powers along with the monetary limits, wherever necessary, that can be exercised by various levels of Managers in the Company.

Similarly, the Company has well defined manuals for all the functional areas, viz.. Production, Sales, Administration, Personnel, etc. These manuals contain elaborate procedures and checklist for the related activities. Necessary controls and checks are exercised by strictly adhering to the various procedures and checklist prescribed in the Manuals. Also these are updated from time to time on ongoing basis, keeping in view the latest developments in different areas.

Proper controls and checks are exercised by the company by following the procedures prescribed in the various manuals. The company is in the process of developing software for which huge amount is being spent.

14. Material Developments in Human Resources/ industrial relations front, including number of people employed

The company believes that employees are the real strength of organization. Employee involvement continued to receive the focus it deserves. The Company has identified Human Resources Development as a major strategic initiative since it believes that peoples contribution will be the main engine for growth. Current efforts include building skills, attracting and retaining talent and nurturing and developing leadership potential.

Industrial relations during the year remained cordial and initiative were taken to enhance productivity of employees. The company is gearing itself to take on the challenges in the business environment and march towards achieving its mission with success. At present company is employing man power of around 550 peoples including technical, non-technical, managerial and non- managerial, casual and contract labour. Which is likely to 90 up to app 1000 due to new installation.

15. Cautionary Statement

Statements used in the Management Discussion and Analysis should be read in conjunction with the Companys Audited

Standalone financials along with the auditor’s report as on March 31, 2020 which forms an integral part of the annual report, describing the Companys objectives, projections, estimates and expectations, may constitute Torwardlooking statements within the meaning of applicable laws and regulations. Although the e xpectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results might differ

By order of the Board of Directors
For Riba Textiles Limited
Place : Panipat Sd/-
Date : 04.09.2021 Asha Garg
Chairperson & Whole-time Director
DIN: 06987609