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MANAGEMENT DISCUSSIONS AND ANALYSIS REPORT

Industry Structure and Development:

Suraj Limited ("the Company") is Indias leading Manufacturer of Stainless Steel seamless Pipes, tubes, and "U" tubes, Flanges & fittings with Electro polishing having a plant at Survey no. 779/A, Thol, Tal:- Kadi, Dist: - Mehsana and Survey No. 51, Village : Chandarda, Kalol-Mehsana Highway, Dist : Mehsana, Gujarat. Our products find application in important industry segments like pharmaceuticals, dyes & pigments, Oil, Gas, Refinery, etc. The day to day management of the Company is looked by the Executive Director assisted by a team of competent technical & commercial professionals.

Financial Performance:

The companys overall operational performance has been average during the financial year 2022-23; it achieved sale and other income of 37,230.39 Lakhs as against last years 34,876.35 Lakhs. Profit before tax increase from Rs.460.51 Lakhs to Rs.2,862.16 Lakhs. Net Profit is Rs.2,011.20 Lakhs, Reserve and Surplus stood at 8,539.24 Lakhs.

Opportunities, Threats, Risks and Concerns:

As is normal and prevalent for any business, the Company is likely to face competition from large scale imports. There can be risks inherent in meeting unforeseen situation, not uncommon in the industry. Company is fully aware of these challenges and is geared to meet them. Company also recognizes the risks associated with business and would take adequate measures to address the associated risks and concerns. Some of these factors include competition from multinational Companies, duty free imports by customers against export obligations, our pricing strategy being mainly dependent on import affairs and dependence on imported raw material.

Internal Control Systems and their Adequacy:

Management has put in place effective Internal Control Systems to provide reasonable assurance for:

• Safeguarding Assets and their usage.

• Maintenance of Proper Accounting Records and

• Adequacy and Reliability of the information used for carrying on Business Operations.

Key elements of the Internal Control Systems are as follows:

(i) Existence of Authority Manuals and periodical updating of the same for all Functions.

(ii) Existence of clearly defined organizational structure and authority.

(iii) Existence of corporate policies for Financial Reporting and Accounting.

(iv) Existence of Management information system updated from time to time as may be required.

(v) Existence of Annual Budgets and Long Term Business Plans.

(vi) Existence of Internal Audit System.

(vii) Periodical review of opportunities and risk factors depending on the Global / Domestic Scenario and to undertake measures as may be necessary.

The Company has appointed an Independent Auditor to ensure compliance and effectiveness of the Internal Control Systems in place.

The Audit Committee is regularly reviewing the Internal Audit Reports for the auditing carried out in all the key areas of the operations. Additionally the Audit Committee approves all the audit plans and reports for significant issues raised by the Internal and External Auditors. Regular reports on the business development, future plans and projections are given to the Board of Directors. Internal Audit Reports are regularly circulated for perusal of Senior Management for appropriate action as required.

Human Resource/Industrial Relations:

Human Resources Development, in all its aspects like training in safety and social values is under constant focus of the management. Relations between the management & the employees at all levels remained healthy & cordial throughout the year. The Management and the employees are dedicated to achieve the corporate objectives and the targets set before the company.

Business outlook:

Indias Steel consumption has grown over 11% to 119 million tonnes in F.Y. 2023 from 105 million tonnes in F.Y. 2022. This is reasonable to expect the steel consumption including exports will be around 132 million tonnes to 135 million tonnes in F.Y. 2024". India Steel 2023 will also host a series of roundtable discussion on key issues of the steel industry (Source: pib.gov.in). The World Steel Association (world steel) has today released its Short Range Outlook (SRO) steel demand forecast for 2023 and 2024. World steel forecasts that this year, demand will see a 2.3% rebound to reach 1,822.3 Mt. Steel demand is forecast to grow by 1.7% in 2024 to reach 1,854.0 Mt. Manufacturing is expected to lead the recovery, but high interest rates will continue to weigh on steel demand. Chinas manufacturing sector performance in 2022 was weak, although exports performed relatively well. The manufacturing sector is expected to show only a moderate recovery in 2023-2024, with slowing exports. After declining by 3.5% in 2022, Chinas total steel demand is expected to grow by 2.0% in 2023. It is expected to stay flat in 2024 (Source: World Steel Association). In 2023, the EU steel industry will continue to feel the impact of war, other supply chain-related issues, and continued monetary tightening.

Cautionary Statement:

Statements in the Management Discussion and Analysis and Directors Report describing the Companys strengths, strategies, projections and estimates, are forward-looking statements and progressive within the meaning of applicable laws and regulations. Actual results may vary from those expressed or implied, depending upon economic conditions, Government Policies and other incidental factors. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward looking statements.