Product Quantum (Rs. Cr) Long Term Rating Short Term Rating
Bank Loan Ratings 18.50 ACUITE BB | Reaffirmed | Issuer not co-operating* -
Total Outstanding 18.50 - -
Rating Rationale

­Acuité has reaffirmed the long-term rating of ‘ACUITE BB’ (read as ACUITE double B) on the Rs.18.50 Cr bank facilities of Astha Innovations Private Limited (AIPL). The rating is now flagged as “Issuer Not Cooperating” based on account of information risk.

Acuite had sent repeated reminders to the company for sharing critical information and documents for surveillance of the ratings; but, despite multiple requests; the company’s management has remained non-cooperative in providing any information. However, the banker has provided their feedback that the conduct of the account is satisfactory.

About the Company
­Incorporated in 2001, Astha Innovations Private Limited (AIPL) is promoted by Mr. Dharamveer Nachrani and is engaged in trading of iron and steel products. The company is based in Chhattisgarh and its product portfolio includes sponge iron, pig iron, MS billets, bloom, silico manganese, ferro manganese, ferro silicon, MS angles, MS channels and more. Around 91 per cent of the company’s revenue comes from export sales to countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka and Belgium. AIPL is a Star Export House certificate holder for its performance in the export sector. In addition, the company has a wind power plant with power generation capacity of 1.5 MW at Shajapur district in Madhya Pradesh. AIPL has entered into a power purchase agreement with Madhya Pradesh Power Corporation Limited for 25 years valid till 2036.
About the Group
­Incorporated in 2021, Astha Ferro Alloys Private Limited (AFAPL) is a group company of AIPL and is engaged in the manufacturing of ferro alloys. The commercial operations started from October, 2021. Based in Chhattisgarh, AFAPL is promoted by Mr. Yash Nachrani and Mr. Dharamveer Nachrani.
Unsupported Rating
­Not Applicable
Non-cooperation by the issuer/borrower
Acuité has been requesting for data, information and undertakings from the rated entity for conducting surveillance & review of the rating. However, the issuer/borrower failed to submit such information before the due date. Acuité believes that information risk is a critical component in such ratings, and non-cooperation by the issuer along with unwillingness to provide information could be a sign of potential deterioration in its overall credit quality. This rating is, therefore, being flagged as “Issuer not-cooperating”, in line with prevailing SEBI regulations and Acuité’s policies.
Limitation regarding information availability
­The rating is based on information available from sources other than the issuer/borrower (in the absence of information provided by the issuer/borrower). Acuité endeavoured to gather information about the entity/industry from the public domain. Therefore, Acuité cautions lenders and investors regarding the use of such information, on which the indicative credit ratings based.
Rating Sensitivities
­"No information provided by the issuer / available for Acuite to comment upon."
Liquidity Position
­"No information provided by the issuer / available for Acuite to comment upon."
Not Applicable
Other Factors affecting Rating

Particulars Unit FY 22 (Actual) FY 21 (Actual)
Operating Income Rs. Cr. 76.96 49.51
PAT Rs. Cr. 1.75 0.79
PAT Margin (%) 2.28 1.60
Total Debt/Tangible Net Worth Times 1.02 1.24
PBDIT/Interest Times 2.78 2.39
Status of non-cooperation with previous CRA
­Not Applicable
Any other information
Applicable Criteria
• Application Of Financial Ratios And Adjustments:
• Default Recognition:
• Trading Entitie:

Note on Complexity Levels of the Rated Instrument
­In order to inform the investors about complexity of instruments, Acuité has categorized such instruments in three levels: Simple, Complex and Highly Complex. Acuite’ s categorisation of the instruments across the three categories is based on factors like variability of the returns to the investors, uncertainty in cash flow patterns, number of counterparties and general understanding of the instrument by the market. It has to be understood that complexity is different from credit risk and even an instrument categorized as 'Simple' can carry high levels of risk. For more details, please refer Rating Criteria “Complexity Level Of Financial Instruments” on

Date Name of Instruments/Facilities Term Amount (Rs. Cr) Rating/Outlook
02 Dec 2022 Packing Credit Long Term 18.50 ACUITE BB | Stable (Downgraded from ACUITE BB+ | Stable)
07 Sep 2021 Packing Credit Long Term 18.50 ACUITE BB+ | Stable (Reaffirmed)
29 Jul 2021 Packing Credit Long Term 10.00 ACUITE BB+ | Stable (Assigned)

Lender’s Name ISIN Facilities Date Of Issuance Coupon Rate Maturity Date Quantum
(Rs. Cr.)
Complexity Level Rating
Bank of Baroda Not avl. / Not appl. PC/PCFC Not avl. / Not appl. Not avl. / Not appl. Not avl. / Not appl. 18.50 Simple ACUITE BB | Reaffirmed | Issuer not co-operating*


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