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Ganesha Ecosphere Ltd.

BSE: 514167 | NSE: GANECOS |

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Series: EQ | ISIN: INE845D01014 | SECTOR: Textiles - Processing

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Annual Report

For Year :
2018 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

Director’s Report

The Directors have pleasure in presenting the Twenty Ninth Annual Report of the Company together with the Audited Financial Statements for the financial year ended 31st March, 2018.

FINANCIAL RESULTS

The summarised financial results of the Company for the year ended 31st March, 2018 as compared to the preceding year are as under:

(Rs. in Lakhs)

Current Year (2017-18)

Previous Year (2016-17) *

Total Income

76,055.70

68,849.09

Profit before Finance Costs, Depreciation and Amortization Expense

8,914.24

8,153.74

Less: Finance Costs

1,457.25

1,487.74

Less: Depreciation & Amortization Expense

2,048.37

2,052.76

Profit before Tax

5,408.62

4,613.24

Tax Expense

(1,885.54)

(1,630.59)

Profit after Tax

3,523.08

2,982.65

Add: Other Comprehensive Income

18.22

2.21

Total Comprehensive Income

3,541.30

2,984.86

*Figures are re-stated as per Ind AS.

FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Your Company has prepared the Financial Statements for the year ended 31st March, 2018 for the first time in accordance with the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) notified under Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with relevant rules issued thereunder. Previous year figures have been regrouped/re-classified wherever necessary and have been re-stated as per Ind AS.

We are pleased to inform you that your Company posted a growth of 10.39%, in revenue from operations of Rs.75,755.27 Lakh, during the year under review, as compared to Rs.68,623.03 Lakh in the previous year. The Company achieved Earnings before Depreciation, Interest and Taxation (EBITDA) of Rs.8914.24 Lakh in financial year 2017-18 against Rs.8,153.74 Lakh in financial year 2016-17, thereby registering a growth of 9.33% on year to year basis. During the year under review, the Net Profit of the Company is improved by 18.12% at Rs.3,523.08 Lakh as against Rs.2982.65 Lakh in previous year due to growth in volumes and cost consciousness.

During the year, the business landscape witnessed a historical tax reform in indirect taxation, causing initial disruption. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime has since then stabilized. The recent rationalization in GST rates is expected to trigger positive sentiments amongst consumers and we are optimistic about growth opportunities it may bring.

Despite rising commodity prices and high GST rates, Ganesha continued to reinforce its market position and product portfolio. Your directors are pleased to report that Company''s additional production line at Temra has commenced commercial production of RPSF with an installed capacity of 21,000 TPA, w.e.f. 1st February, 2018 and full effect thereof will be reflected in the working of current financial year. With commissioning of the project, the consolidated RPSF capacity of the Company has reached at 1,08,600 TPA.

The performance of the Company during the current year continues to be encouraging and barring unforeseen circumstances, your Directors expect your Company to achieve better results during the year.

DIVIDEND

Your Directors are pleased to recommend for approval of the members, a dividend of Rs.1.50 per share (i.e. @ 15%) on Equity Shares of Rs.10/- each of the Company, involving cash outflow of Rs.394.75 Lakh (inclusive of Dividend Distribution Tax of Rs.67.31 Lakh) for the financial year 2017-18.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 124(5) of the Companies Act, 2013, final dividend for the financial year 2009-10 amounting to Rs.463,852/- being unclaimed for more than 7 years from the date it was lying in the unpaid dividend account, had been transferred by the Company to the Investors Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) of the Central Government.

SHARE CAPITAL

During the current year, your Company had made an allotment of 26,52,520 Equity Shares of face value of Rs.10/- each at a price of Rs.377/-per share (including premium of Rs.367/- per share) aggregating to approx. Rs.10,000 Lakh to eligible Qualified Institutional Buyers in accordance with Chapter VIII of the SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009.

The proceeds of the aforesaid issue are being utilized in accordance with the objects stated in the offer document.

With the aforesaid allotment of Equity Shares, the total Paid-up Equity Share Capital of the Company stood increased from Rs.1,917.69 Lakh to Rs.2,182.94 Lakh.

MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS REPORT

Management Discussion and Analysis Report for the year under review, as stipulated under Regulation 34(2) of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 (Listing Regulations) is provided in a separate section forming part of the Annual Report.

SUBSIDIARIES, JOINT VENTURES OR ASSOCIATE COMPANIES

The Company has no Subsidiary, Associate and Joint Venture Companies during the year, as such; the requirement of furnishing information relating to performance and financial position of the Subsidiary, Associate and Joint Venture Companies is not applicable.

DIRECTORS

During the current year, the Board of Directors has re-appointed the following Whole Time Directors of the Company upon expiry of their term of office:

Name

Designation

Tenure

Shri Vishnu Dutt Khandelwal (DIN: 00383507)

Executive Vice Chairman

5 years (w.e.f. 19th June, 2018)

Shri Rajesh Sharma (DIN: 02228607)

Executive

Director

5 years (w.e.f. 19th June, 2018)

Shri Gopal Singh Shekhavat (DIN: 06591844)

Director

(Administration)

5 years (w.e.f. 1st June, 2018)

Appropriate Resolution(s) seeking your approval for re-appointment of the directors are placed in the Notice of ensuing Annual General Meeting.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 152 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Articles of Association of the Company, Shri Gopal Singh Shekhavat (DIN: 06591844), Director of the Company retires from the Board by rotation, at the ensuing Annual General Meeting of the Company and being eligible he has offered himself for reappointment.

DECLARATION FROM INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS

The Company had received the declarations u/s 149(7) of the Companies Act, 2013 from all Independent Directors that they meet the criteria of independence as laid down under Section 149(6) of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 16(i)(b) of the Listing Regulations.

COMPOSITION OF AUDIT COMMITTEE

The Audit Committee of the Company comprises of six Directors, out of which five Directors are independent. The composition and other details are provided in the Corporate Governance Report of the Company. During the year, all the recommendations made by the Audit Committee were accepted by the Board.

KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL

During the year under review, following are the Key Managerial Personnel of the Company:

S. No.

Name of the person

Designation

1.

Shri Shyam Sunder Sharmma

Chairman and Managing Director

2.

Shri Sharad Sharma

Joint Managing Director

3.

Shri Gopal Agarwal

Chief Financial Officer

4.

Shri Bharat Kumar Sajnani

Company Secretary & Compliance Officer

DIRECTORS'' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

In terms of Section 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013, the Board ofDirectors, to the best of their knowledge and ability, in respect of the financial year ended 31st March, 2018, confirm that:-

a) in preparation of the Annual Accounts, the applicable Accounting Standards have been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures, if any;

b) they have selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgements 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 of the Company for that year;

c) they have taken proper and sufficient 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;

d) they have prepared Annual Accounts on a ''Going Concern'' basis.

e) they have laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the Company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and are operating effectively.

f) they have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems are adequate and operating effectively.

INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS AND THEIR ADEQUACY

The Company has in place adequate internal financial controls commensurate with the size of the Company and the nature of its business, with reference to financial statements. The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors regularly reviews the adequacy and effectiveness of the internal control systems and suggests improvements to strengthen the same.

NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD

The details of the number of meetings of the Board held during the financial year 2017-18 are given under the Corporate Governance Report.

COMPLIANCE WITH SECRETARIAL STANDARDS

During the year under review, the Company has duly complied with the applicable provisions of the Secretarial Standards on Meetings of the Board of Directors (SS-1) and General Meetings (SS-2), issued by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

EXTRACT OF ANNUAL RETURN

The extract of the Annual Return in Form MGT-9 as required under Section 92(3) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 12(1) of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014 is included in this Report as Annexure A and forms an integral part of this Report.

LISTING

The Equity Shares of the Company are presently listed at BSE Limited and National Stock Exchange of India Limited and the listing fee, for the year 2018-19, for both the Stock Exchanges is paid.

AUDITORS AND AUDITORS'' REPORT

a. Statutory Auditors

M/s. Narendra Singhania & Co., Chartered Accountants, New Delhi were appointed as Statutory Auditors of the Company at the 28th Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 25.09.2017, who shall hold office till the conclusion of the 33rd Annual General Meeting in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013. However, this appointment was subject to ratification by the members at every Annual General Meeting to be held thereafter during their tenure of office. The Auditors have confirmed their eligibility and qualification under Section 141 of the Companies Act, 2013 and, therefore, their ratification for appointment as Statutory Auditors for the year 2018-19 is being sought from the Members of the Company at the ensuing Annual General Meeting.

The Auditors'' Report for the financial year 2017-18 does not contain any qualification, reservation or adverse remark.

b. Secretarial Auditors

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules made thereunder, the Board has appointed M/s. S.K. Gupta & Co., Company Secretaries, as Secretarial Auditor, to undertake Secretarial Audit for the financial year 2017-18. The Secretarial Audit Report for the financial year ended 31st March, 2018 is annexed herewith as Annexure B to this report.

The Secretarial Audit Report does not contain any qualification, reservation or adverse remark.

c. Cost Auditors

Pursuant to the Rules made by the Central Government of India, the Company is required to maintain cost records as specified under Section 148 (1) of the Companies Act, 2013 in respect of its products and accordingly such accounts and records are made and maintained.

M/s. R. M. Bansal & Co., Cost Accountants (Firm Regn. No.:00022) and M/s. Rakesh Misra & Co., Cost Accountants (Firm Regn. No.: 00249), have been appointed as Cost Auditors of the Company to conduct the audit of the Cost Accounts of the Company in respect of its products ''Yarn'' and ''Recycled Polyester Staple Fibre'' respectively, for the financial year 2018-19.

As required under the Companies Act, 2013, the resolutions seeking Members'' ratification for the remuneration payable to Cost Auditors forms part of the Notice convening the Annual General Meeting.

d. Internal Auditors

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 138 read with Rule 13 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, your Company engaged the services of M/s. Ashok & Ajai, Chartered Accountants, Kanpur, to conduct the Internal Audit of the functions and activities of the Company for the Financial Year 2017-18. The Internal Audit Report is placed before the Audit Committee of the Company, at regular intervals.

RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

The Company''s Policy on Related Party Transactions is disclosed on the website of the Company at the link http://ganeshaecosphere. com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/related-party-transaction. pdf

During the financial year under review, all transactions entered into with Related Parties were in the ordinary course of business and on an arm''s length basis and they are placed before the Audit Committee as also to the Board for approval. Omnibus approval from the Audit Committee was obtained on annual basis for transactions which are of repetitive nature. During the year, the Company had not entered into any contract/ arrangement / transaction with related parties which could be considered material in accordance with the Company''s Related Party Transactions Policy. Accordingly, the disclosure of Related Party Transactions as required under Section 134(3)(h) of the Companies Act, 2013, in Form AOC-2 is not applicable. The related party transactions are disclosed under Note No. 35 of the Notes to the Financial Statements for the year ended 31st March, 2018.

PARTICULARS OF LOAN, GUARANTEES OR INVESTMENTS BY THE COMPANY

Your Company has not made any investments, given loans and guarantees or provided securities attracting provisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013.

WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY

Pursuant to Section 177 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Listing Regulations, the Company has adopted Whistle Blower Policy for vigil mechanism for Directors and employees to report to the management about the unethical behavior, fraud or violation of Company''s code of conduct. The details of the policy are explained in the Corporate Governance Report.

The Policy has been posted on the website of the Company and may be accessed at the link http://ganeshaecosphere.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/whistle-blower-policy.pdf

NOMINATION AND REMUNERATION POLICY

Our current Nomination and Remuneration Policy is to have an appropriate mix of Executive and Non-Executive Directors including the independent directors to maintain the diversity and independence of the Board.

The broad parameters covered under the Policy are -Attributes, Qualifications and Remuneration of Executive and Non-Executive Directors including Independent Directors, KMP and Senior Management Personnel. It also covered performance evaluation criteria of the Board, its Committees and individual directors.

The Nomination, Remuneration and Board Diversity Policy of the Company is available on the website of the Company at the link http://ganeshaecosphere.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/ Policy-on-Nomination-Remuneration-And-Board-Diversity.pdf.

There has been no change in the policy during the year under review. We affirm that the remuneration paid to the Directors is as per the terms laid out in the Policy.

BOARD EVALUATION

The Board of Directors at its meeting held on 13th February, 2018, has carried out an annual evaluation of its own performance, board committees and individual directors pursuant to the provisions of the Act & Listing Regulations. Performance Evaluation of Independent Directors was done by the entire board, excluding the director being evaluated. The Evaluation Process was conducted through a structured questionnaire prepared after taking into consideration the various aspects laid down under the Nomination, Remuneration and Board Diversity Policy of the Company. The Board of Directors expressed satisfaction with the evaluation process.

In a separate meeting of Independent Directors held on 13th February, 2018, performance of non-independent directors, the Chairman of the Company and the Board as a whole was evaluated, taking into account the views of Executive Directors and NonExecutive Directors.

RISK MANAGEMENT

Risk management is an ongoing process and embedded in the operating framework of your Company. Your Company believes that managing risks helps in maximizing returns. The Board members are regularly informed about the potential risks, their assessment and minimization procedures. The Board frames a plan for elimination / minimization of the risk and further lays out the steps for implementing and monitoring of the risk management plan.

There are no risks which in the opinion of the Board are of the nature that can threaten the existence of the Company. However, the risks inter-se those are generally dealt in regular course of business and have to be taken care of, are fluctuations in foreign exchange rates and prices of raw material as well as finished products.

The Risk Management Policy has been uploaded on the Company''s website and may be accessed at the link www.ganeshaecosphere. com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/risk-management-policy.pdf

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Your Company is committed to focus on inclusive growth and improving lives by contributing towards communities around which it operates. The Company works primarily through its CSR Trust i.e. Ganesh Memorial Trust, towards supporting projects in the area of promoting education among differently abled, eradicating hunger and promoting healthcare including preventive healthcare. These projects are in accordance with Schedule VII to the Companies Act, 2013 and the Company''s CSR Policy.

The Report on CSR activities as required under Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 is set out as Annexure C. The CSR Policy has been uploaded on the Company''s website and may be accessed at the link http://ganeshaecosphere.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/corporate-social-responsibility-policy. pdf

DEPOSITS

During the year under review, the Company has neither accepted nor renewed any deposit from public in terms of the provisions of Sections 73 and 76 of the Companies Act, 2013, read with the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014.

In terms of Rule 2(1 )(c)(viii) of the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules, 2014, the Company, during the year, has accepted an amount of Rs.347 Lakh as unsecured loans from the Directors and the balance outstanding as on 31st March, 2018 was Rs.675 Lakh.

MATERIAL CHANGES AND COMMITMENTS, IF ANY, 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 THE REPORT

No material changes and commitments affecting the financial position of the Company occurred between the end of the financial year 2017-18 and the date of this Report. Further, there was no change in the nature of business of the Company.

SIGNIFICANT AND MATERIAL ORDERS PASSED BY THE REGULATORS OR COURTS

During the year under review, there were no significant and material orders passed by the regulators or courts or tribunals, which would impact the going concern status of the Company and its future operations.

CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO

The information pertaining to conservation of energy, technology absorption, foreign exchange earnings and outgo as required under Section 134(3)(m) of the Act read with Rule 8(3) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, is annexed herewith as Annexure D

PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYEES

The Disclosure required under Section 197(12) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 5(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, is annexed as Annexure E and forms an integral part of this Report. The information showing names and other particulars of employees as per Rule 5(2) and 5(3) of the aforesaid Rules forms part of this report. However, as per first proviso to Section 136(1) of the Act, the Annual Report excluding the aforesaid information is being sent to the members of the Company and others entitled thereto. The said information is available for inspection by members at the registered office of the Company during business hours on all working days upto the date of ensuing Annual General Meeting. Any member interested in obtaining a copy thereof, may also write to the Company Secretary.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

As required under Schedule V to the Listing Regulations, a separate section on Corporate Governance together with Certificate from M/s. S. K. Gupta & Co., Practicing Company Secretaries, confirming compliance of the conditions of Corporate Governance, forms an integral part of this Report.

POLICY ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Prevention and control of sexual harassment at workplace constitutes an important part of corporate culture while aligning with best practices and improving management processes. The Company has zero tolerance for sexual harassment at workplace and has adopted a policy on prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment at workplace with a mechanism of lodging complaints and has constituted an Internal Complaints Committee in line with the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and the rules framed there under. No complaints were reported to the Board for sexual harassment of women at work place during the financial year 2017-18.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Your Directors take this opportunity to place on record appreciation for the co-operation and support extended by various departments of the Central and the State Government(s), Bankers and Business associates.

Your Directors also wish to place on record appreciation to the employees at all levels, whose hard work, co-operation and support helped us face all challenges and deliver results. We are also grateful to all the Shareholders, customers, dealers, agents, suppliers and bankers of the Company for reposing continued trust, support and confidence in the management of the Company.

For and on behalf of the Board

Place : Kanpur (Shyam Sunder Sharmma)

Date : 9th August, 2018 Chairman and Managing Director

DIN: 00530921

Director’s Report