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Your Directors have pleasure in presenting their Twenty Sixth Report together with the Audited Accounts of your Company for the year ended 31st March, 2018.
INDIAN ACCOUNTING STANDARD
As mandated by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the Company has adopted Indian Accounting Standards ("Ind AS") from 1st April, 2016 with a transition date of 1st April, 2015. The financial statements of the Company for the financial year 2017-18 have been prepared in accordance with Ind AS, prescribed under Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015 and the other recognized accounting practices and policies to the extent applicable.
REVIEW OF PERFORMANCE
|Profit before tax||305.47||1402.97|
|Profit after tax||223.97||912.97|
The performance of the company has been adversely affected during the last year on account of factors beyond the control of the company. The company is primarily engaged in Agro commodities/commodities sector which are heavily subject to the vagaries of nature. The company was adversely affected with the high volatility in prices in commodity markets globally in the last two years. Coupled with the above factors, the commercial disparity in operation and poor off take/ demand in export markets also further impacted the top line and bottom line of the company. The Board after undertaking a detailed analysis on the operating parameters/ performance and taking into account the overall debt position of the company along with the various steps undertaken for improvement of performance is confident/optimistic that the Company would be able to implement effective measures in normal course of business to revive and strengthen the operations of the Company. Accordingly, the financial statements for the Financial Year 2017-18 have been prepared on a going concern basis. A Techno Economic Viability study of the company was carried out on the directions of the lenders to the company during the year under review.
The segment wise revenue of your Company from operations for the fiscal year 2017-18 is as follows:
|Oil Division :||Rs. 11054.46 Lakhs|
|Agro Division :||Rs. 7847.83 Lakhs|
Highlights of performance of both the segments of the Company are discussed in the Management Discussion and Analysis Report attached as Annexure II to this report.
Your Company generated a profit after tax from operations of Rs. 223.97 lakhs as compared with Rs. 912.97 lakhs in the previous year. As there is decrease in the net profit, the earnings per share of the Company has been decreased to 3.92 per share from 15.99 per share for the financial year 2017-18.
CHANGE IN SHARE CAPITAL
During the year under review, there has been change in the promoters stake of the Company.
In order to increase internal generation of funds and with a view to reducing finance costs, your directors have decided no dividend be recommended for the year.
In accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and Companys Article Association, Mr. Rakesh V. Singh, Whole Time director retires by rotation and offers himself for re-appointment. Necessary Resolution for re-appointment of directors is being proposed in the Twenty Sixth Annual General Meeting.
In compliance with requirement with the Regulation of Securities Exchange Board Of India (Listing Obligation and Disclosure Requirements)Regulation,2015 details of other directorships, membership in committees of other companies and shareholding in the Company of persons appointed as Directors as on 31st March,2018 are as under:
|5||DIN||Date of Appointment||Qualification||Directorship held in other Cos. in India as on 31.03.2018||Membership of Committees of other Companies in which he is a Director, as on 31.03.2018||No. of Shares held in Companies (including those held by relatives)|
|Pradip P.Parakh||00053321||30/06/2005||B.Com||PDBM-Poona Developer Pvt. Ltd.||NIL||NIL|
|Ligy George||07589299||10/08/2016||B. Sc||NIL||NIL||NIL|
|Mayur S. Ghule||07589305||10/08/2016||B.Com, CA Inter||NIL||NIL||NIL|
|Kewalchand M. Muthiyan||07597879||25/08/2017||B.Com||NIL||NIL||NIL|
|Shankar S. Jagtap||07395002||15/01/2016||B.Sc.||NIL||NIL||NIL|
|Rakesh V. Singh||06987619||14/10/2014||B.A.||NIL||NIL||NIL|
DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
Pursuant to Section 134 of the Companies Act, 2013, the Directors confirm that:
a. in the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards had been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures;
b. the directors had selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the company at the end of the financial year and of the profit and loss of the company for that period;
c. the directors had taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of this Act for safeguarding the assets of the company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;
d. the directors had prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis; and
e. the directors, in the case of a listed company, had laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively.
f. the directors had devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operating effectively.
M/s. Shrishti Agrawal & Associates, Chartered Accountant, Pune (Firm Reg. No. 024461C) is appointed as Statutory Auditors of the Company to fill the casual vacancy caused by the resignation of M/s. Aashish Gandhi & Associates (Firm Reg. No. 136429W) in the company w.e.f. 3rd August, 2018. However pursuant to Section 139 of the Companies Act, 2013, the Board of Directors recommended to appoint M/s. Shrishti Agrawal & Associates, Chartered Accountants, Pune (Firm Reg. No. 024461C) as a Statutory Auditor of the Company for a period of 1 years w.e.f. 3rd August,2018 subject to approval of the members of the company in ensuing Annual General Meeting. Your Company has received necessary certificate from them confirming that their appointment, if made, will be in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules made there under.
Pursuant to Section 148(1) of Companies Act, 2013 and Cost Records and Audit Rules, 2014, The Company had appointed M/s. M.R. Pandit and Associates as a Cost Accountant for a financial year 2018-19 on such Remuneration as may be decided by the Board Of Directors from time to time and submitted Cost Audit Report to Central Government within due date.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, the Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Rohit Ravikiran Kulkarni, Practicing Company Secretary, for conducting Secretarial Audit of the Company for the financial year 2018-19. The Secretarial Audit Report for the financial year ended 31st March, 2018 is annexed herewith as Annexure VI. The Secretarial Audit Report does not contain any qualification, reservation or adverse remark.
DETAILS OF SIGNIFICANT AND MATERIAL ORDERS PASSED BY THE REGULATORS / COURTS / TRIBUNALS IMPACTING THE GOING CONCERN STATUS AND THE COMPANYS PERATIONS IN FUTURE
There were no significant and material orders passed by Regulators or Courts or Tribunals which would impact the going concern status of the Company.
MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENTS, IF ANY, AFFECTING THE FINANCIAL POSITION OF THE COMPANY WHICH HAVE OCCURRED BETWEEN THE END OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR OF THE COMPANY TO WHICH THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS RELATE AND THE DATE OF THE REPORT
There are no significant material changes and commitments between the end of the financial year to the date on which the financial statement has been made.
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
All transactions entered by the Company with Related Parties were in the ordinary course of business and at arms length pricing basis. The Audit Committee granted omnibus approval for the transactions (which are repetitive in nature) and the same was reviewed by the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors. There were no materially significant transactions with Related Parties during the financial year 2017-2018 which were in conflict with the interest of the Company.
EXTRACTS OF ANNUAL RETURN
The extract of Annual Return in form no. MGT-9 as per Section 134(3)(a) of the Companies Act, 2013 as on 31stMarch,2018 is attached as Annexure V.
DISCLOSURE IN BOARDS REPORT
During the year under review, the Company has not given any loan, guarantee or provided security or made investment and has not conducted any related party transactions pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, hence information required to be disclosed as per Section(s) 186 and 188 of the Companies Act, 2013 with relevant rules framed there under is not applicable. The Disclosure in the Board Report under Rule 5 of Companies (Appointment & Remuneration) Rules, 2014 is also annexed hereto and forms part of this report. The Form MGT 10 needs to be filed when the change in the shareholding of the top 10 shareholders is 2% or more of the total paid up capital of the company. Whenever there is such change occurred, the Company filed MGT -10 pursuant to requirement such form.
RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY IMPLEMENTATION
Your Companys risk management is embedded in the business processes.
VIGIL MECHANISM/WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY
The Company has established a Vigil Mechanism that enables the Directors and Employees to report genuine concerns. The Vigil Mechanism provides for (a) adequate safeguards against victimization of persons who use the Vigil Mechanism; and (b) direct access to the Chairperson of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company in appropriate or exceptional cases.
Your Company has not accepted any deposits from the public as envisaged under Section 73 to Section 76 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Companies (Acceptance of Deposit) Rules, 2014.
ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE
Conservation of Energy: - The conservation measures have been implemented wherever possible. The Company is making sincere efforts towards conservation of energy through improved operational methods and by all possible means. The Information as per Companies (Disclosure of particulars in the Report of Board of Directors) Rules, 1988 relating to conservation of energy is forming part of this report and annexed as Annexure I.
Technology Absorption - The Company has not availed of imported technology but has setup Laboratory and Quality Control Department to ensure the quality of different products manufactured. The Company has carried out Research & Development in process developments to minimize energy consumption.
Foreign Exchange earnings and outgo - During the year under review, no foreign exchange earnings were earned (Previous Year Rs. NIL) and the foreign exchange outgo was Rs.1761.26 lakhs (Previous Year Rs. 18772.29 lakhs).
PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES
None of the employees of the Company was in receipt of remuneration as specified in Section 134 of the Companies Act, 2013, read with Companies (Particulars of Employees) Rules, 1975
HEALTH AND SAFETY PERFORMANCE
Awareness for health and safety is being created.
TRANSFER OF UNCLAIMED DIVIDEND TO INVESTOR EDUCATION AND PROTECTION FUND:
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 125(2) of the Companies Act, 2013, the Company has transferred the unclaimed dividend amounts referable to the year ended 31st March 2009 to the credit of the Investor Education and Protection Fund during the year under review well before their respective due dates
The report on Corporate Governance along with statutory auditors certificate thereon and the report on Managements discussion and Analysis in accordance with applicable regulation of Securities Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligation and Disclosure Requirement) Regulation, 2015 are forming part of this Report as Annexure II and Annexure III.
ICRA Limited, credit rating agency, has, after periodic surveillance, retained the long term and short term ratings for the Company at [ICRA] A-/Stable (pronounced as ICRA A minus) and [ICRA]A2+ (pronounced as ICRA A two plus), respectively, on the credit facilities extended to the Company by bank(s). The outlook on the long term rating is stable.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
The Company has duly constituted a Committee under the nomenclature of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee consisting of one non-executive Independent Directors. The Committee has developed Companys Corporate Social Responsibility Policy and is monitoring implementation of the same. The CSR Committee reports to the Board of Directors. The Corporate Social Responsibility Committee was formed pursuant to section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014, to formulate and recommend to the Board, a Corporate Social Responsibility Policy indicating the activities to be undertaken by the Company as specified in Schedule VII to the Act, to recommend the amount of expenditure to be incurred on such activities and to monitor the Corporate Social Responsibility Policy of the Company from time to time. The Annual Report on Companys CSR activities is attached to this report
CASH FLOW STATEMENT
Cash flow statement as required under Regulation 33 of SEBI (Listing Obligation and Disclosure Requirement) Regulation,2015 is attached to and forms part of the Balance Sheet.
DISCLOSURE UNDER SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION & REDRESSAL) ACT, 2013
The Company has adopted a policy on prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment at workplace in line with the provisions of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and the Rules made there under. The aim of the policy is to provide protection to employees at the workplace and prevent and redress complaints of sexual harassment and for matters connected or incidental thereto, with the objective of providing a safe working environment, where employees feel secure. All employees (permanent, contractual, temporary, trainees) are covered under the said policy. An Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) has also been set up to redress complaints received on sexual harassment. No complaint was pending at the beginning of the year and none was received during the year.
Your Directors state that no disclosure or reporting is required in respect of the following items as there were no transactions on these items during the year under review:
1. Details relating to deposits covered under Chapter V of the Act.
2. Issue of equity shares with differential rights as to dividend, voting or otherwise.
3. Issue of shares (including sweat equity shares) to employees of the Company under any scheme.
4. No fraud has been reported by the Auditors to the Audit Committee or the Board.
5. No change in the nature of business of the Company during the year.
6. No material changes and commitments affecting the financial position of the Company occurred between the end of the financial year to which these financial statements relate and the date of this Report.
The statements made in this Directors Report and Management Discussion and Analysis Report describing the Companys objectives, projections, outlook, expectations and others may be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable laws and regulations. Actual results may differ from expectations those expressed or implied. Important factors that could make difference to the Companys operations includes change in government policies, global market conditions, import-export policy, foreign exchange fluctuations, financial position, raw material availability, tax regimes and other ancillary factors
The Directors wish to convey their appreciation to all of the Companys employees for their enormous personal efforts as well as their collective contribution to the Companys record performance. The Directors would also like to thank the shareholders, customers, dealers, suppliers, bankers, Government and all other business associates for the continuous support given by them to the Company and their confidence in the management.
|FOR AND ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS|
|Place: Pune||PRADIP PARAKH|
|Date: 3rd August, 2018||CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR|