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EID Parry (India) Ltd.

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Director’s Report

Dear Shareholders, The Directors have pleasure in presenting the Forty First Annual Report together with the audited fnancial statements for the year ended 31st March, 2016. COMPANY PERFORMANCE The fnancial summary, results of operations and state of affairs of the Company for the year are summarized below : Rs in Crore Standalone Consolidated Particulars 201516 201415 201516 201415 Gross Revenue 2,395.41 2,265.04 15515.06 14,064.19 Proft Before Interest and Depreciation (EBITDA) 151.53 389.18 986.32 1,119.12 Finance Charges 143.12 151.27 435.25 419.74 Depreciation 104.57 101.93 249.07 244.10 Net Proft Before Tax (96.16) 135.98 302.00 455.28 Provision for Tax (29.71) (12.27) 146.55 178.93 Net Proft After Tax before minority interest (66.45) 148.25 156.03 276.35 Share of Proft/(Loss) from Associate - - 0.58 - Minority Interest - - 142.09 159.56 Net Proft After Tax after minority interest (66.45) 148.25 13.94 116.79 Balance of proft brought forward 298.50 244.56 (240.14) (57.96) Depreciation impact on reserves - (3.10) (5.31) (10.75) Transfer from Debenture Reserve 40.00 - 40.00 - Amalgamation adjustments (1.57) - - - Balance available for appropriation 270.48 389.71 (191.51) 48.08 Dividend and Reserves In view of the losses incurred, your board is unable to recommend any dividend for the fnancial year ended March 31, 2016. The Company has not transferred any amount to the reserves. Share Capital The Paid up Equity Share Capital of the Company as on March 31, 2016 was Rs,17.58 Crore. During the year under review, there was no change in the share capital and the Company has not granted any stock options. Consolidated Operations Consolidated Revenue of your Company for the year was Rs,15,515 Crore, 10.32% higher than Rs,14,064 Crore in the previous year. Overall expenses for the year was Rs,15,238 Crore as against Rs,13609 Crore in the previous year. Operating Proft (EBITDA) was Rs, 986 Crore as against Rs,1119 Crore in the previous year. Proft after Ta x and minority interest for the year at Rs,14 Crore, was lower by 88.06% over Rs,117 Crore, in the previous year. Standalone Operations Standalone Revenue of your Company for the year was Rs,2395 Crore, 5.74% higher than Rs,2265 Crore in the previous year. Operating Proft (EBITDA) was Rs,152 Crore, as against Rs, 389 Crore in the previous year. Loss after Ta x (excluding exceptional item) for the year was at Rs,66 Crore as against proft after tax of Rs,148 Crore for the previous year. During the year, the Company''s overall performance was greatly impacted by the low sugar price for the frst nine months of the Financial Year. This single factor completely overshadowed the satisfactory performance on a host of technical and operating parameters that the Company achieved during the year. While the cane crushed and sugar produced were marginally lower, the sales volumes were higher as compared to last year. The technical effciencies of the plants were better than the previous year in majority of the parameters . The lower sugar selling price that prevailed during the frst three quarters, only showed an upward trend during the fag end of the fnancial year. During the year the cane crushed by the TN plants was at 23.47 LMT as against 27.97 LMT of last year. The crush rate and crush days was at 13340 TCD and 176 as against 15052 TCD and 186 of last year. The average recovery was at 9.14% as against 9.08% of last year. The units generated from the Cogen units in TN were 3284 Lakh units as against 2610 Lakh units of last year. The Company realised a good price for the power exported mainly due to the exit from the long term P PA and entering into the short term power supply arrangement under the Tender foated by the State Government Electricity Utilities. During the year, the performance of the plants in TN were partly affected by continuous and unprecedented rain in several district of the state resulting in food causing havoc. The Standing cane crop was also damaged and the operations were disrupted. Another reason for the adverse performance is the stoppage of operations of Pettavatalai and Puducherry units due to unavailability of suffcient quantity of cane, which were diverted to other Plants in TN. During the year, all the Plants in Tamilnadu have performed well in all technical parameters reducing the risk associated with the decline in sugar price to a large extent. The steam to fuel ratio, the Bagasse %, the average crush rate and days were higher than last year. The Company''s proft improvement programme, loss reduction programme launched in the face of the all time low sugar price borne fruit with all around commitment by the employees. The performance of the plants in Karnataka and AP was also comparatively better than the last year. The cane crushed was at 25 LMT as against 21.66 LMT last year. The crush rate and crush days was at 13878 TCD and 180 as against 13172 TCD and 164 last year. The average recovery was at 11.38% as against 12.18% of last year in Karnataka and 9.37% as against 9.55% in Andhra pradesh. The units generated from the Cogen units were 2696 Lakh units as against 1898 Lakh units of last year. In Bagalkot, the Company kicked off the programme of Total Productivity Management (TPM) after its successful implementation in Nellikuppam and Pudukottai. This is going to positively impact the operations at the unit after a full scale implementation and commitment of the employees to strive towards excellence. The Haliyal Plant continues to be a star performer with a recovery rate of 12%, one of the highest in Karnataka. The Haliyal Plant is 6500 TCD plant with latest diffuser technology and zero incineration technology for its distillery plant. The Company has earmarked Haliyal as a model unit dedicated exclusively for institutional sales and Retail brands. During the year the Haliyal Plant was also selected for Bonsucro certifcation, being the next to the Pugalur and Nellikuppam plants in Tamilnadu. The major challenge for the Company in Karnataka is to maintain and enhance its command area in face of stiff competition and no mechanism for ensuring cane area demarcation where new sugar licenses are being considered by the State Government in spite of the unavailability of cane area. The Karnataka Sugar Cane Control Board which had determined sugar cane price for the 2013-14 sugar season for the frst time after promulgation of the Karnataka Sugarcane (Regulation of supply and purchase) Act, 2013 and challenged by the Industry is pending before the Hon''ble Supreme Court. The Board thereafter had not determined any price consequent to a massive fall in sugar price and the consequent increase in FRP. Last year the Sugar Industry in India went through an unprecedented crisis due to all time low sugar selling prices caused by ffth straight year of surplus production as well as a drop in global prices. In fact it went below the cost of production for a substantial portion of the year. For the sugar year 2015- 2016, the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) has recommended a Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) @ Rs, 2300/MT for a basic recovery rate of 9.5% with a premium of Rs, 2.42 for every 0.1% increase in the recovery rate. In Tamil Nadu, the State government increased the SAP to Rs, 2850 / MT in SY2016 from Rs, 2650/MT in SY2015. The Company after series of negotiations held with the farmers associations and representatives has paid a price of Rs,2300/MT plus a transportation cost of Rs,140 / MT as against Rs, 2240/ MT (including transport) of last year. In Karnataka, the Company paid the FRP of @Rs, 2300 / MT plus the harvesting and transportation charges. The Company is one of the few in the Country to have discharged its obligation towards the farmers at a time when the entire industry was in crisis. There has been a steady increase in the FRP, without any corresponding increase in the sale price of sugar. For a recovery of 9.5% / MT, the FRP has continued to rise from Rs, 2100/MT in SY 2013-14 to Rs, 2200/MT for SY 2014-15 to Rs, 2300/MT for SY 2015-2016. However, for SY 2016- 2017, the Government has continued with the FRP of Rs, 2300/MT. Further in order to enable the industry to meet the high cane cost in the light of the adversity cased by all time low sugar selling price, the Central Government announced a production subsidy of Rs, 45/MT of cane, subject to certain conditions to be satisfed by sugar mills. During the year, the Government of India also announced a number of incentive and benefts for the Industry viz. hike in import duty of sugar, abolition of the Duty Free Import Authorization Scheme, Interest Subvention scheme, remunerative prices for ethanol procurement etc to meet the high cane cost which improved the sentiments of the Industry. In Tamilnadu, the Company could not fully reap the beneft of ethanol procurement programme due to the non- allotment of molasses for ethanol production by the State Government. The ability of the sugar industry to secure a linkage between cane price and sugar realizations is critical for the long-term viability of the Industry. The CACP has also recommended creation of a Sugarcane Price Stabilization Fund mobilized through levy of a special cess to meet the differential price between the price determined through a Revenue Sharing Formula and the FRP, which will be an effective mechanism to support the Industry in case of fall in sugar price. Unless such linkage is established as advocated by the Dr. Rangarajan committee and as implemented by the states of Karnataka/ Maharashtra with the Central Government support for any difference between any such price and the FRP is holistically adopted, the high cane procurement cost will continue to remain the single most cause of concern for the Industry. During the year the sugar prices touched a record low of around Rs, 19,500/MT in July 2015 caused by consecutive years of surplus production from SY2013 leading to surplus sugar in the domestic market along with the international sugar-surplus scenario and muted international sugar prices. However, since August 2015, the sugar realizations were on a rising trend with prices increased marginally in August 2015 with the government''s proposal of exporting surplus sugar. However, going forward, despite lower sugar production during SY2016, the sustainability of the upward trend in sugar prices remains critical on the sugar exports for SY2016 season as well as expectations on production fgures for SY2017. Reports suggest that due to scanty rainfall and lower water availability in reservoirs in Maharashtra and North Karnataka, the sugarcane availability and consequently the sugar production will be lower which is also expected to have a positive impact on sugar selling price. During the year, Bio Pesticides division of the company maintained its performance with its revenue grown by 12% primarily from growth in Aza products. The Nutraceuticals Division''s revenue has marginally reduced by 4% due to intense competition faced by the business in Spirulina segment. The Nutraceuticals Division launched Organic Chlorella, a dietary supplement which helps in Detoxifcation, Tissue regeneration and Healthy ageing. The company is probably the only company in the world with the capability to produce all the three algae based dietary supplements viz., Spirulina, Chlorella and Astaxanthin. During the year, The Company also entered into E-Retail segment through launch of Spirulina.In the case of Bio Pesticides, Parry''s Azadirachtin, with the highest purity and best stability, continued to command a premium and maintain its leadership position both in the agriculture and Indoor garden segments. The business has launched new products sourced from USA , Agriplus and Fulcrum, in the domestic market which has gained momentum in all the regions due to its effcacy. The business has identifed highly critical pest segments and the potential gaps in managing them through agro chemicals and commenced its effort to embark upon collaborative projects with Contract Research Organisations to develop patentable microbial strains to address these gaps. The Company''s overall strategy and direction is to make a differentiation in all aspects whether in products or in processes to sustain a competitive advantage which can only weigh down the continuous risk of cyclicality in sugar prices and rising cane costs. The Company has been continuously working towards optimising its sales mix with increased sales to institutional and retail segments and has achieved a number of milestones to ensure a longer and sustainable relationship with its customers. The ISO 22000, food safety certifcate and Bonsucro Certifcation are efforts in this direction. The Company has been selected as preferred supplier by several MNC''s and Indian Companies due to the consistency in quality and adoption of best practices. The Company''s foray into retail marketing, which though fraught with several challenges, poised to grow and enhance signifcantly with a range of products. The Company believes that its sheer commitment to quality and the power of its strong and trustworthy brand Parry, which has been recognised and valued by cross segments of the markets and customers over the years will bear fruit. During the year the Company launched the retail brand Parry Amrit which has been well accepted by the customers. During the year, the Company launched several execution excellence projects to drive intensity and passion in the commitment to complete tasks geared towards achievement of the organisational objectives. PERFORMANCE OF BUSINESS SEGMENTS Sugar During the year, the sugar cane crushed in Tamilnadu dropped from 27.97 LMT last year to 23.46 LMT in 2015-16. The overall recovery in Tamilnadu improved to 9.14% from 9.08% last year. Crushing in Andhra Pradesh was lower at 6.00 LMT as compared to 6.38 LMT in the previous year. The Sugar factories at Haliyal and Bagalkot crushed 19.01 LMT which is 24.4%higher than 15.27 LMT last year. This was achieved by capacity addition, plant modernization coupled with higher operating days in 15-16. But the cane plantation in 15-16 was affected due to drought and power crisis, which would impact the next year cane crushing volume. The sugar division crushed 48.51 LMT in 2015-16 (49.62 LMT last year). Overall recovery of all the units was 10.05%, down from 10.10% last year. Power Cogeneration plants at Nellikuppam, Pugalur and Pudukottai continued to export power under Short Term Open Access (STOA) during the year. However TANGEDCO hardly drew any power from these plants during the 3rd quarter of the year, forcing the plants to operate at sub-optimal level. The situation improved from mid of February 16 after the company revised its offer for supply of power at a lower price. During the year, the company obtained Environmental clearance for expansion of its Cogen plant at Pudukottai from 15.5 MW to 19.5 MW. Distillery The company produced 657.42 Lakh Litres of alcohol during the year 15-16 as against 643.12 Lakh litres in 14-15, an increase of 2% over the previous year. Due to reduced availability of cane, the company continued to source molasses (a by-product of Sugarcane) by participating in tenders foated by from Tamilnadu Sugar Cooperative Federation. During the year 15-16, the company has sold 130 Lakh Litres of Ethanol, which is higher by 45 Lakh litres as compared to FY 14-15. During the year, the company secured Environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment & Forests to operate its Nellikuppam Plant for 365 days (from 225 days). The company is in the process of expanding its Extra Neutral Alcohol production facility to 75KLPD from 30 KLPD. There is no signifcant change in the delivery price of ethanol, during the year. During the year the sugar division registered a turnover of Rs, 2171 Crore as against Rs, 1948 Crore in the previous year. The increase in Sugar division''s sales was mainly driven by higher sugar volumes, better realisation of sugar price during the second half of the fnancial year and increased power and distillery realisation. Bio-Pesticides The Bio-Pesticides Division registered a turnover of Rs, 104 Crore in 2015-16 as compared to Rs, 94 Crore in the previous year, accounting for 4% of the Company''s revenue. The sale of Aza Products registered a growth of 14% over 2014-15. Export sale of Neemazal Technical registered a growth of 15% over 2014-15. USA accounted for 63% of Export sales, while Europe and Asia accounted for 33% and 4% respectively. Domestic sales registered a growth of 15% over 2014-15 enabled by growth of Aza & Non Aza products by 12% & 18% respectively. PBIT for the year was higher at Rs, 2,673 Lakh against Rs, 2,652 Lakh in 2014-15. Nutraceuticals The Nutraceuticals Division''s standalone turnover was at Rs, 72 Crore in 2015-2016 as compared to Rs, 74 Crore of previous year representing 3% of the Company''s turnover. About 86% of this represents exports. Turnover declined by 4% over previous year. Premium organic Spirulina sales dropped by 22% mainly due to decrease in demand from the Asia pacifc market on account of intense price competition from competitors. EID Parry''s Nutraceutical Business includes 2 wholly owned subsidiaries US Nutraceuticals LLC., (Valensa) and Alimtec SA. Valensa is based in Florida, USA and is into the business of Natural Products which it markets as Ingredients and Condition Specifc Formulations for Joint, Cardio and Eye Health. Valensa registered sales of Rs, 169 Crore which represents a degrowth of 1.13 % over the previous year Alimtec SA, based in Chile, has an expertise in the manufacture of Astaxanthin, a core ingredient in Valensa''s formulations. Alimtec registered sales of Rs, 4 Crore as compared to Rs, 6 Crore in the previous year. On a consolidated basis the Nutraceutical Business registered sales of Rs, 235 Crore as compared to Rs, 230 Crore in the previous year A detailed analysis on the business segments is included in the Management Discussion and Analysis Report, which forms part of this Report. SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES There has been no change in the nature of business of the subsidiaries during the year under review. In accordance with Section 129(3) of the Companies Act, 2013, the Company has prepared a consolidated fnancial statement of the Company and all its Subsidiary Companies, which is forming part of the Annual Report. A statement containing the salient features of the fnancial statements of the Subsidiary Companies is given in Annexure-A to this Report. The name of Silkroad Sugar Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary company, was changed to Parry Sugars Refnery India Private Limited with effect from July 15, 2015. During the year, US Nutraceuticals LLC., a subsidiary of the Company sold 2% stake in its subsidiary Labelle Botanics LLC., (Labelle). Consequent to the sale, Labelle has became an associate of the Company. In accordance with the provisions of Section 136(1) of the Companies Act, 2013, the Annual Report of the Company containing standalone and consolidated fnancial statements has been placed on the website of the Company, www.eidparry.com. Further, the audited accounts of the Subsidiary Companies and the related detailed information have also been placed on the website of the Company www.eidparry.com. The annual accounts of the Subsidiary Companies will also be available for inspection by any shareholder/debenture trustees at the Registered offce of the Company and of the Subsidiary Companies concerned during working hours upto the date of the Annual General Meeting. A copy of annual accounts of subsidiaries will be made available to shareholders seeking such information at any point of time. Amalgamation of Subsidiaries The Hon''ble High Court of Bombay, vide its Order dated April 30, 2015 sanctioned the Scheme of Amalgamation of Parry Phytoremedies Private Limited with E.I.D.- Parry (India) Limited with appointed date of April 01, 2014. Upon fling of the said Order by both the transferor and transferee companies with Registrar of Companies, Pune on June 12, 2015 and Registrar of Companies, Chennai on June 16, 2015, the Amalgamation became effective from June 16, 2015. The Board of Directors have approved a Scheme of Amalgamation for amalgamating Parrys Sugar Industries Limited, a subsidiary of the Company with the Company effective April 1, 2016 subject to the approval of the shareholders and various statutory and regulatory authorities. DIRECTORS'' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT Pursuant to the provisions contained in Section 134(3) of the Companies Act, 2013, your Directors to the best of their knowledge and belief and according to information and explanations obtained from the management, confrm that: - In the preparation of the annual accounts for the fnancial year ended March 31, 2016, the applicable accounting standards have been followed and there are no material departures from the same; - The Directors have 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 as at March 31, 2016 and of the loss of the Company for the year ended on that date; - The Directors have taken proper and suffcient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities; - The Directors have prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis. - The Directors have laid down proper internal fnancial controls to be followed by the Company and such controls are adequate and operating effectively. - The Directors have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems are adequate and operating effectively. DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL Mrs. Shyamala Gopinath stepped down from the board of the company with effect from August 05, 2015. The board places on record its deep appreciation for the contributions made by Mrs. Shyamala Gopinath as a member of the Board and its sub-committees during her tenure in offce. Dr. (Ms) Rca Godbole was appointed as an additional director of the Company with effect from November 01, 2015 and holds offce upto the ensuing annual general meeting of the company. Your Company has received required notices under the provisions of section 160 of the Companies Act, 2013 (the Act) proposing the candidature of Dr. (Ms) Rca Godbole as a director along with the requisite deposit. Your board recommends the appointment of Dr. (Ms) Rca Godbole as an independent director for a term as proposed in the notice of the ensuing annual general meeting. In accordance with the provisions of section 152 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Articles of Association of the Company, Mr.A.Vellayan, Chairman retires by rotation at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting and being eligible offers himself for reappointment. As required under Regulation 36(3) of the Securities Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, a brief resume, expertise, relationships with directors inter-se, details of other directorships and the membership of Committees of the Board and shareholding of Mr.A. Vellayan are annexed to the Notice convening the 41st Annual General Meeting of the Company. The Company has received declarations from all the Independent Directors confrming that they meet the criteria of independence as prescribed under section 149(6) of the Companies Act 2013 and also comply with Regulations 16 & 25 of the Securities Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015. Mr. V. Ramesh, Managing Director, Mr. V.Suri, Chief Financial Offcer and Ms. G.Jalaja, Company Secretary are the Key Managerial Personnel of the Company as per section 203 of the Companies Act, 2013. Number of Meetings of the Board Six Meetings of the Board of Directors were held during the year, the details of which are given in the Corporate Governance Report. Board Evaluation In accordance with the provisions of Section 134 of the Act and Regulations 4 and 17 of the Securities Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, the Board has carried out evaluation of its own performance, the performance of Committees of the Board and also the directors individually. The manner in which the evaluation was carried out and the process adopted has been given in the Corporate Governance Report. Policy on Directors'' Appointment and Remuneration and Other Details The Board has on the recommendation of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee framed a policy for selection and appointment of Directors, Senior Management and their remuneration and also framed the criteria for determining qualifcations, positive attributes and independence of directors. The Remuneration Policy and criteria for Board nominations are given in Annexure - B1 & B2 to this Report. AUDITORS AND AUDITORS'' REPORT Statutory Auditors M/s. Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, Chartered Accountants, (FR No.008072S) Chennai were appointed as Statutory Auditors of the Company by the shareholders at the 39th Annual General Meeting held on July 30, 2014 to hold offce upto the conclusion of the 42nd Annual General Meeting, subject to the ratifcation of the appointment by members every year. M/s. Deloitte Haskins & Sells, being eligible have expressed their willingness to continue as the auditors of the Company and accordingly, the ratifcation of their appointment is recommended to the shareholders. Cost Auditors As per the requirement of the Central Government and pursuant to section 148 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Rules, 2014 as amended from time to time, your Company''s cost records are subject to Cost Audit. The Board of Directors, on the recommendation of the Audit Committee, have appointed M/s. Geeyes & Co, Cost Accountants, Chennai as the Cost Auditors to audit the cost accounting records maintained by the Company for the fnancial year 2016-17 on a remuneration of Rs,10,10,000/- plus service tax as applicable and reimbursement of out of pocket expenses. A resolution seeking members'' ratifcation for the remuneration payable to the Cost Auditor forms part of the notice convening the Annual General Meeting. The cost audit report for the fnancial year 2014-15 was fled with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on September 30, 2015. Secretarial Auditors The Board appointed M/s. R Sridharan & Associates, Practicing Company Secretaries, Chennai as the Secretarial Auditors to undertake the Secretarial Audit of the Company for the year 2015-16. The Report of the Secretarial Auditors is provided in Annexure-C to this Report. There are no qualifcations, reservations or adverse remarks or disclaimers made by the Statutory / Secretarial Auditors in their respective reports. The Statutory Auditors have not reported any incident of fraud during the year under review to the Audit Committee of the Company. INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROL The Company has adequate Internal Controls with proper checks and balances to ensure that transactions are properly authorised, recorded and reported apart from safeguarding its assets. These systems are reviewed and improved on a regular basis. It has a comprehensive budgetary control system to monitor revenue and expenditure against approved budget on an ongoing basis. The Company''s Internal Audit division reviews the controls across the key processes and submits reports periodically to the Management and signifcant observations are also presented to the Audit Committee for review. There is also a follow up mechanism to monitor implementation of the various recommendations. RISKS, CONCERNS AND THREATS The Company has a Risk Management Committee. Regulation 21 of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 (Listing Regulations), stipulating the constitution of Risk Management Committee is not mandatory for the Company. The details of Committee and its terms of reference are set out in the Corporate Governance Report forming part of the Board''s Report. The Company has a robust Risk Management framework to identify, evaluate business risks and opportunities. This framework seeks to create transparency, minimize adverse impact on the business objectives and enhance the Company''s competitive advantage. The business risk framework defnes the risk management approach across the enterprise at various levels including documentation and reporting. The Company has formulated a Risk Management Policy. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) The Company is known for its tradition of philanthropy and community service. As part of its initiative under Corporate Social Responsibility drive, the Company has undertaken activities in the feld of Education and Healthcare besides other CSR activities for the beneft of community in and around its local areas of operations. The Company is committed to identifying and supporting programmes aimed at: - Empowerment of the disadvantaged sections of the society through education, access to and awareness about fnancial services and the like; - Provision of access to basic necessities like healthcare, drinking water & sanitation and the like to underprivileged; - Work towards eradicating hunger and poverty, through livelihood generation and skill development; - Supporting environmental and ecological balance through afforestation, soil conservation, rain water harvesting, conservation of fora & fauna, and similar programmes; - Promotion of sports through training of sports persons; - Undertake rural development projects The Company has constituted a CSR Committee in accordance with Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013. The CSR Committee has formulated and recommended to the Board, a CSR Policy indicating the activities to be undertaken by the Company, which has been approved by the Board. The CSR Policy may be accessed on the Company''s website at www.eidparry. com. As per the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, the Company was not required to spend any amount towards CSR activities for the year 2015-16. However, as the company has been actively involved in various CSR activities in the past, an amount of Rs, 82.81 Lakh was spent during the year. The Annual Report on CSR activities is given in Annexure-D to this Report. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS All contracts / arrangements / transactions entered into during the fnancial year with the related parties were on arm''s length basis and were in the ordinary course of business. There were no materially signifcant related party transactions with Promoters, Directors, Key Managerial Personnel or other designated persons which may have a potential confict with the interest of the Company at large. All Related Party Transactions are placed before the Audit Committee for approval. Prior omnibus approval of the Audit Committee is obtained on a quarterly basis for the transactions which are of a foreseen and repetitive nature. The transactions entered into pursuant to the omnibus approval so granted are placed before the Audit Committee for their approval on a quarterly basis. The policy on Related Party Transactions as approved by the Board is available at the web link: http://www.eidparry. com/ContentFiles/Downloads/Policy/RPT_ Policy.pdf Disclosure under Schedule V of Listing Regulations, 2015 There were no loans and advances in the nature of loans to associate companies as well as to frms/ companies in which Directors are interested during the fnancial year 2015/16. EMPLOYEE STOCK OPTION SCHEME The Company has not granted any Employee Stock Options during the year 2015-16. The details of the Options granted upto March 31, 2016 and other disclosures as required under SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefts) Regulations, 2014 is available on the Company''s website at http://www. eidparry.com/ContentFiles/Downloads/ Policy/RPT_Policy.pdf The Company has received a certifcate from the Statutory Auditors of the Company that the Scheme had been implemented in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Share Based Employee Benefts) Regulations, 2014 and the resolutions passed by the Members in this regard. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE The report on corporate governance along with a certifcate from the Auditors as required under the Listing Regulations, is annexed to this Report. The report also contains the details required to be provided on the board evaluation, remuneration policy, implementation of a risk management policy, whistleblower policy / vigil mechanism etc. The Managing Director and the Chief Financial Offcer have submitted a certifcate to the Board regarding the fnancial statements and other matters as required under Regulation 17(8) read with Schedule II of Part B of the Listing Regulations. In terms of the provisions of Regulation 34(2) of the Listing Regulations, the Management Discussion and Analysis forms part of this Report. AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS Following are the Awards won by EID''s factories from SISSTA (The South Indian Sugarcane & Sugar Technologists Association) for the year 2015-16. Plant Category Remarks Nellikuppam Best Sugarcane Silver development award Sivaganga Best paper on Silver By-product- award K Ash Sankili Best Cogen plant Golden Best distillery Award plant Silver Award Haliyal Best Sugarcane Platinum development Award Best Cogen plant Silver Award - In the case of Nellikuppam this is the second consecutive year our plant won this award and the fourth award in the last fve sugar years. - Our Pudukottai unit participated in 25th Kaizen Competition & Conference held by CII-TPM Club held at Bangalore and won Best Kaizen Award for JH activity done in C Massecuite Centrifugal machine. The unit won this award within few months of horizontal deployment of TPM. - The business bagged Asia Pacifc Congress Award-2015 for developing Sustainable Strategies at Parry (under the title Role of HR in driving Business Practices leading to Sustainable Sugar production referring to Bonsucro certifcation at Pugalur unit). - Our Pugalur unit was awarded 2nd Prize for adopting Best Safety Practices by CII. The award was given in the SAFECON Conference 2015 held by CII on 22nd August 15. - In the 16th National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2015 conducted at Hyderabad, CII certifed our Pudukottai unit asExcellent Energy Effcient Unit. - Our Nellikuppam unit received award from M/s Abbott Health Care Nutrition division for product quality, commitment & good service. M/s Abbott recognized EID Parry India Ltd as one of their Customer Centric Partners for the year 2015. - Nellikuppam unit was certifed by Bonsucro for production of sugarcane, sugar, molasses & bagasse in compliance with Bonsucro production standards. Nellikuppam is the 2nd factory to get this certifcation after Pugalur. TRANSFER TO THE INVESTOR EDUCATION AND PROTECTION FUND During the year, the Company has transferred an amount of Rs, 3,32,952/- being the unclaimed dividend for the year 2007-08 and an amount of Rs, 24,63,012/- being the unclaimed dividend for the year 2008-09 to the Investor Education and Protection Fund established by the Central Government. DISCLOSURES Audit Committee The Audit Committee comprises of Independent Directors namely Mr. M B N Rao as the Chairman and Mr. Anand Narain Bhatia, Mr. V Manickam and Dr. (Ms) Rca Godbole as Members. CSR Committee The CSR Committee comprises of Mr. V. Manickam, Independent Director as the Chairman and Mr. V. Ravichandran, Non- Executive Non Independent Director and Mr. V. Ramesh, Managing Director as members. Vigil Mechanism & Whistle Blower Policy The Company has a Vigil Mechanism for directors and employees to report genuine concerns and grievances and provides necessary safeguards against victimisation of employees and directors. The Audit Committee reviews on a quarterly basis the functioning of the Whistle Blower and vigil mechanism. The Vigil Mechanism and Whistle Blower Policy have been posted on the Company''s website at www.eidparry. com and the details of the same are given in the Corporate Governance Report. Conservation of energy, technology absorption, foreign exchange earnings and outgo The particulars relating to conservation of energy, technology absorption, research and development, foreign exchange earnings and outgo as required to be disclosed under Section 134 (3)(m) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 8(3) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 are given in Annexure - E to this Report. Loans, Guarantees and Investments During the fnancial year, the Company had given loans, guarantees and made investments within the limits as prescribed under Sections 185 and 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 details of which are given in Annexure- F to this Report. Credit Rating During the year, rating agency CRISIL has downgraded its credit rating to the Company''s Long term Bank facilities and Debt Programmes to ''CRISIL A / Stable'' from ''CRISIL AA-/ stable'' and reaffrmed CRISIL A1 rating for its short term borrowing. Particulars of Employees and Related Disclosures The information required under Section 197(12) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 and forming part of the Board''s Report for the year ended March 31, 2016 are given in Annexure - G to this Report. Extract of Annual Return The extract of the Annual Return of the Company in Form MGT-9 is given in Annexure - H to this Report. GENERAL 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 Companies Act, 2013. 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 save and except ESOS referred to in this Report. The Managing Director of the Company does not receive any remuneration or commission from any of its subsidiaries. No signifcant or material orders were passed by the Regulators or Courts or Tribunals which impact the going concern status and Company''s operations in future. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The Board places on record, its appreciation for the cooperation and support received from investors, customers, suppliers, employees, government authorities, banks and other business associates. On behalf of the Board Chennai A. Vellayan May 10, 2016 Chairman

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