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1. INDUSTRY OUTLOOK:GEM & JEWELLERYINDUSTRY
The Gems and Jewellery sector plays a significant role in the Indian economy, contributing around 7 per cent of the countrys GDP and 15.71 per cent to Indias total merchandise exports. It also employs over 4.64 million workers. One of the fastest growing sectors, it is extremely export oriented and labour intensive.
Based on its potential for growth and value addition, the Government of India has declared the Gems and Jewellery sector as a focus area for export promotion. The Government has recently undertaken various measures to promote investments and to upgrade technology and skills to promote Brand India in the international market.
Indias gems and jewellery sector is one of the largest in the world contributing 29 per cent to the global jewellery consumption. The market size of the sector is about US$ 75 billion as of 2019 and is estimated to reach US$ 100 billion by 2025. The sector is home to more than 300,000 gems and jewellery players, contributes about 7 per cent to Indias Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs over 4.64 million employees.
Real estate segment is improving in India. Particularly Government spending is increasing in infrastructure and public utility sector. Due to enactment of RERA, a better transparency will lead to higher investment in real estate sector.
2. OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS:
India is deemed to be the hub of the global jewellery market because of its low costs and availability of high-skilled labour. India is the worlds largest cutting and polishing center for diamonds, with the cutting and polishing industry being well supported by government policies. Moreover, India exports 75 per cent of the worlds polished diamonds, as per statistics from the Gems and Jewellery Export promotion Council (GJEPC). Indias Gems and Jewellery sector has been contributing in a big way to the countrys foreign exchange earnings (FEEs). The Government of India has viewed the sector as a thrust area for export promotion. The Indian government presently allows 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the sector through the automatic route.
In the coming years, growth in Gems and Jewellery sector would be largely contributed by the development of large retailers/brands. Established brands are guiding the organized market and are opening opportunities to grow. Increasing penetration of organized players provides variety in terms of products and designs. Online sales are expected to account for 1-2 per cent of the fine jewellery segment by 2021-22. Also, the relaxation of restrictions of gold import is likely to provide a fillip to the industry. The improvement in availability along with the reintroduction of low cost gold metal loans and likely stabilization of gold prices at lower levels is expected to drive volume growth for jewellers over short to medium term. The demand for jewellery is expected to be significantly supported by the recent positive developments in the industry.
In real estate segment government is promoting affordable housing scheme to provide houses to low income people at affordable rates, various incentives is given to customer in the form of interest subsidies. Any change in government policies may have impact on the performance of company.
The initiatives are being taken by the Company for improving the quality standards and reduction of costs at appropriate level. New machineries are imported to provide better result and to cope up with changing requirement of the industry. The employees at all levels are being made aware of the changing conditions and the challenges of the open market conditions and to train the personnel to tackle the difficult situations which will improve the overall productivity, profitability.
The Company is planning to participate/visit various jewellery shows domestic and aboard. Being unforeseen circumstance the management is hopeful of achieving higher turnover during the year.
Company is negotiating for export orders with international buyers and management is hopeful to achieve higher export turnover during the year.
Company has entered in to Real Estate business along with existing business. Company is negotiating for land at Ahmedabad for development.
4. RISKS AND CONCERNS:
Company is in the Gems and Jewellery business and fluctuation in price of commodity in international markets as well as fluctuation of dollar price may impact the entire industry. The unavailability of fund is also affecting Indias position in the international market. Indias gems and jewellery exports fell by 5 per cent in 2017-18 to $40-97 billion, mainly because of credit crunch and GST glitches. Government has restricted import and now a days most government of policies are demotivating import of Gold. But even today people have more faith in gold than government bonds. Future unfavorable government policies may have impact on business of the company.
To mitigate risk at all level company have experience management and staff.
5. INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM:
The Company has an Internal Control System, commensurate with the size, scale and complexity of its operations. The scope and authority of the Internal Audit function is defined by the Audit Committee. To maintain its objectivity and independence, the Internal Audit function reports to the Chairperson of the Audit Committee of the Board /and to the Chairperson.
The Internal Audit Department monitor and evaluates the efficacy and adequacy of internal control system in the Company, its compliance with operating systems, accounting procedures and policies of the Company.
Based on the report of internal audit function, the Company undertakes corrective action in their respective areas and thereby strengthen the controls Significant audit observations and recommendation along with corrective actions thereon are presented to the Audit Committee of the Board.
6. HUMAN RESOURCES:
The Company believes investing in people though creating an environment where people are valued as individuals and are given equal opportunities for achieving professional and personal goal.
The Directors sincerely express their appreciation to the employees at all levels, Bankers, customers, investors, Government of Gujarat and Ministry of Government for their sustained support and co-operation and hope that the same will continue in future.
Your Directors also wish to place on record their deep appreciation for the dedication and hard work put by the employees at all levels towards the growth of the Company. Last but not the least, the Board of Directors wish to thank the Investor/ Shareholders for their support, co-operation and faith in the Company.
|REGISTERED OFFICE:||By order of the Board of Directors|
|PANCHDHARA COMPLEX||For SHUKRA JEWELLERY Limited|
|3RD FLOOR NEAR THE GRAND|
|BHAGAWATI HOTEL S.G. HIGHWAY|
|BODAKDEV AHMEDABAD GUJARAT 380054|
|Chandrakant H Shah|
|Date: 13.08.2019||( DIN 01188001)|