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REVIEW OF ECONOMY
India has become the fastest-growing major economy in the world according to the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) and International Monetary Fund (IMF). India is expected to be one of the most powerful economies of the world in a period of 10 to 15 years backed by its strong democracy and partnerships.
The Indian economy continued to grow strongly, as the economy recovered in the 2nd half post stabilization of the GST regime. Indias GDP growth rate is expected to grow at 6.8% for financial year 2018-19 as compared to a growth rate of 7.2% in the previous financial year.
The Government of India has taken significant initiatives to strengthen the economic credentials of the country and make it one of the strongest economies in the world. Growth was supported by sectors such as construction, financial services, real estate and utility services. However, agriculture and mining grew at a much lower rate.
INDUSTRY TRENDS AND OUTLOOK
Indias gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to keep growing at a rapid pace and achieve upper middle income status on the back of digitization, globalization, favorable demographics, and reforms. India has made progress on structural changes in the recent past. The corporate debt overhang and associated banking sectors credit-quality concerns have exerted a drag on investment in India. The massive bank recapitalization programme will improve the banking sectors ability to support growth.
The company has adequate systems of internal control in place, which is commensurate with its size and the nature of its operations.
Internal Audit function plays a key role in providing to both the operating management and to the Audit Committee of the Board, an objective view and reassurance of the overall control systems and effectiveness of the Risk Management processes across the Company and its subsidiary. Internal Audit also assesses opportunities for improvement in business processes, systems and controls and provides recommendations designed to add value to the operations.
The Audit Committee meets on a quarterly basis to review and discuss effectiveness of the internal control system. The Audit Committee also meets the Statutory Auditors separately to ascertain their views on the adequacy and efficiency of the internal control systems.
Swot Analysis Opportunities:- Government Initiatives
The chemicals industry of India contributes 2.1% towards the nations gross domestic product (GDP) and accounts for 15.95% of Indias manufacturing sector. Chemicals industry occupies a pivotal position in meeting basic needs and improving quality of life. The industry is a key enabler for industrial and agricultural development of the country and provides building blocks for several downstream industries, such as textiles, papers, paints, varnishes, soaps, detergents, and pharmaceuticals. It is also among the most diversified industrial sectors and covers over 80,000commercial products.
The government permits 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in this sector under the automatic approval route. Manufacturing of most chemical products inter-alia covering organic/inorganic, dyestuff and pesticides is de-licensed. Factors such as boost to speciality and agrochemicals chemicals due to rapid development in construction and agricultural sector, inadequate per capita consumption and strong demand from paints, textiles and diversified manufacturing base shall aid towards the development of Indian chemicals sector, the same is expected to grow at around 9% per annum and touch US$ 214 billion by 2019.
Government of India has launched several schemes and initiatives to encourage growth of the sector which include:
Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR) scheme: concept of PCPIR is acluster approach to promote petroleum, chemicals and petrochemical sectors in an integrated and environmental friendly manner on a large scale. PCPIRs have already received investments worth US$ 24.68 billion till now, these PCPIRs are expected to attract investment in the tune of US$ 117.42 billion approximately. PCPIRs are being developed in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha and Tamil Nadu and have already generated direct and indirect employment for 0.2 million people with total potential of 3.4 million.
Lack of availability of skilled manpower:-
Despite having a favourable demographic profile, labour and skill shortage continues to be one of the key concerns for the Indian chemical industry. The Government along with Industry bodies are putting their best foot forward to have education and vocational training institution arming the manpower with Appropriate skill set.
Structural shifts in the Chinese market arising from over capacity coupled with weakening prices are threatening the Indian players. As China threat was partly getting managed through the anti dumping duty route, we now have Russian problem. Russia is a key producer of steel and as its currency has hit rock bottom, the Indian market can see cheap imports.
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT / INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS:
The employee strength of the Company as on 31st March, 2019 was 13. The relations with the employees of the Company remained cordial and harmonious. The Company encourages the employees to upgrade their knowledge and skills. The training sessions on various working parameters are conducted in routine apart from allowing employees for outside specialized training, wherever required.
Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31st March, 2019 are in compliance with the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind-AS) prescribed under section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013.
Statements in "Management Discussion and Analysis" describing the Companys objectives, projections, estimates, expectations or predictions are forward looking statements within the meaning of applicable security laws or regulations. These statements are based on certain assumptions and expectations of future events. The actual results might differ materially from those expressed or implied depending upon factors such as climatic conditions, global and domestic demand-supply conditions, finished goods prices, raw materials cost and availability, foreign exchange market movements, changes in Governmental regulations and tax structure, economic and political developments within India and the countries with which the Company has business.
Therefore, the Company assumes no responsibility in respect of forward looking statements herein which may undergo change in future on the basis of subsequent developments, information or events.