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Accounting Policies of EID Parry (India) Ltd. Company

Mar 31, 2014

1.1 Basis of accounting and preparation of financial statements

The financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in India (Indian GAAP) to comply with the Accounting Standards notified under Section 211(3C) of the Companies Act, 1956 ("the 1956 Act") (which continue to be applicable in respect of Section 133 of the Companies Act, 2013 ("the 2013 Act") in terms of General Circular 15/2013 dated 13 September, 2013 of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs) and the relevant provisions of the 1956 Act/ 2013 Act, as applicable. The financial statements have been prepared on accrual basis under the historical cost convention except for categories of fixed assets acquired before 30 June, 1987, that are carried at revalued amounts. The accounting policies adopted in the preparation of the financial statements are consistent with those followed in the previous year.

1.2 Use of Estimates

The preparation of the financial statements in conformity with Indian GAAP requires the Management to make estimates and assumptions considered in the reported amounts of assets and liabilities (including contingent liabilities) and the reported income and expenses during the year. The Management believes that the estimates used in preparation of the financial statements are prudent and reasonable. Future results could differ due to these estimates and the differences between the actual results and the estimates are recognised in the periods in which the results are known / materialise.

1.3 Inventories

(i) Inventories other than by products are valued at the lower of cost determined on weighted average basis and the net realisable value after providing for obsolescence and other losses, where considered necessary. Cost includes all charges in bringing the goods to the point of sale, including octroi and other levies, transit insurance and receiving charges. Work-in-progress and finished goods include appropriate proportion of overheads and, where applicable, excise duty.

(ii) Inventories of by-products are valued at estimated net realisable value.

1.4 Cash and cash equivalents (for purposes of Cash Flow Statement)

Cash comprises cash on hand and demand deposits with banks. Cash equivalents are short-term balances (with an original maturity of three months or less from the date of acquisition), highly liquid investments that are readily convertible into known amounts of cash and which are subject to insignificant risk of changes in value.

1.5 Cash flow statement

Cash flows are reported using the indirect method, whereby profit / (loss) before extraordinary items and tax is adjusted for the effects of transactions of non-cash nature and any deferrals or accruals of past or future cash receipts or payments. The cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities of the Company are segregated based on the available information.

1.6 Depreciation and amortisation

(i) Depreciation on fixed assets (other than revalued land and buildings and leased assets) is calculated on Straight line method on following basis:

Assets acquired upto June 30, 1987 are depreciated on the basis of specified period under section 205(2) (b) of the Companies Act, 1956.

(ii) In respect of additions and deletions during the year, depreciation charge is provided on pro-rata basis.

(iii) Leased assets are fully depreciated over the primary lease period.

(iv) Assets costing individually Rs. 5,000 or less are fully depreciated in the year of addition.

(v) The difference between the depreciation for the year on revalued buildings and depreciation calculated on the original cost is recouped from the fixed assets revaluation reserve

(vi) Cost of patent is amortised over a period of 3 years.

1.7 Revenue Recognition

(i) Sales are recognised, net of returns and trade discounts, on transfer of significant risks and rewards of ownership to the buyer, which generally coincides with the delivery of goods to customers. Sales include excise duty but exclude sales tax and value added tax.

ii) Income from services rendered is recognised as and when services are rendered based on agreements/arrangements with the concerned parties.

iii) Export Incentive under Duty Entitlement Pass Book Scheme are treated as income in the year of export at the estimated realisable value.

iv) Interest income is accounted on accrual basis.

v) Dividend income is accounted when the right to receive the dividend is established.

1.8 Fixed Assets

Tangible Fixed Assets (other than those which have been revalued) are carried at cost less accumulated depreciation / amortisation and impairment losses, if any. The cost of fixed assets comprises its purchase price net of any trade discounts and rebates, any import duties and other taxes (other than those subsequently recoverable from the tax authorities), any directly attributable expenditure on making the asset ready for its intended use, other incidental expenses and interest on borrowings attributable to acquisition of qualifying fixed assets up to the date the asset is ready for its intended use. Machinery spares which can be used only in connection with an item of fixed asset and whose use is expected to be irregular are capitalised and depreciated over the useful life of the principal item of the relevant assets. Subsequent expenditure on fixed assets after its purchase / completion is capitalised only if such expenditure results in an increase in the future benefits from such asset beyond its previously assessed standard of performance. The revalued fixed assets are restated at their estimated current replacement values as on 30th June 1987 as determined by the valuers.

Intangible Assets are stated at cost of acquisition less accumulated amortisation.

Leasehold land and leasehold improvements are amortised over the primary period of lease.

Capital Work in Progress: Projects under which tangible fixed assets are not ready for their intended use and other capital work-in-progress are carried at cost, comprising direct cost, related incidental expenses and attributable interest.

1.9 Foreign Currency Transactions

Initial Recognition: Transactions in foreign currencies entered into by the Company are accounted at the exchange rates prevailing on the date of the transaction or at rates that closely approximate the rate at the date of the transaction.

Measurement on Balance Sheet date: Foreign currency monetary items of the Company, outstanding at the balance sheet date are restated at the year-end rates. Non-monetary items of the Company are carried at historical cost.

Settlement: Exchange differences arising on settlement / restatement of foreign currency monetary assets and liabilities of the Company are recognised as income or expense in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

Forward Contracts: Premium / discount on forward exchange contracts, which are not intended for trading or speculation purposes, are amortised over the period of the contracts if such contracts relate to monetary items as at the balance sheet date. Any profit or loss arising on cancellation of a forward exchange contract is recognized as income or expense for the year. Refer Notes 1.21 and 1.22 for accounting for forward exchange contracts relating to firm commitments and highly probable forecast transactions.

1.10Investments

Long-term investments are carried individually at cost less provision for diminution, other than temporary, in the value of such investments. Current investments are carried individually, at the lower of cost and fair value. Cost of investments include acquisition charges such as brokerage, fees and duties.

1.11Employee Benefits

Employee benefits include provident fund, superannuation fund, employee state insurance scheme, gratuity fund, compensated absences, long service awards and post- employment medical benefits.

(a) Defined contribution plans

The Company''s contribution to provident fund, superannuation fund and employee state insurance scheme are considered as defined contribution plans and are charged as an expense based on the amount of contribution required to be made and when services are rendered by the employees.

(b) Defined benefit plans

For defined benefit plans in the form of gratuity fund and post-employment medical benefits, the cost of providing benefits is determined using the Projected Unit Credit method, with actuarial valuations being carried out at each Balance Sheet date. Actuarial gains and losses are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss in the period in which they occur. Past service cost is recognised immediately to the extent that the benefits are already vested and otherwise is amortised on a straight-line basis over the average period until the benefits become vested. The retirement benefit obligation recognised in the Balance Sheet represents the present value of the defined benefit obligation as adjusted for unrecognised past service cost, as reduced by the fair value of scheme assets. Any asset resulting from this calculation is limited to past service cost, plus the present value of available refunds and reductions in future contributions to the schemes.

(c) Short Term Employee Benefits

The undiscounted amount of short-term employee benefits expected to be paid in exchange for the services rendered by employees are recognised during the year when the employees render the service. These benefits include performance incentive and compensated absences which are expected to occur within twelve months after the end of the period in which the employee renders the related service.

The cost of short-term compensated absences is accounted as under :

(i) in case of accumulated compensated absences, when employees render the services that increase their entitlement of future compensated absences; and

(ii) in case of non-accumulating compensated absences, when the absences occur.

(d) Long Term Employee Benefits

Compensated absences which are not expected to occur within twelve months after the end of the period in which the employee renders the related service are recognised as a liability at the present value of the defined benefit obligation as at the Balance Sheet date less the fair value of the plan assets out of which the obligations are expected to be settled. Long Service Awards are recognised as a liability at the present value of the defined benefit obligation as at the Balance Sheet date.

With respect to the Provident Fund Trust administered by the Company, the Company shall make good the deficiency, if any, in the interest rate declared by Trust over statutory limit. Having regard to the assets of the Fund and the return on the investments, the Company does not expect any deficiency in the foreseeable future.

(e) Employee share based payments

Stock options granted to the employees under the stock option scheme established are evaluated as per the accounting treatment prescribed by the Employee Stock Option Scheme and Employee Stock Purchase Scheme Guidelines, 1999 issued by Securities and Exchange Board of India. The Company follows the intrinsic value method of accounting for the options and accordingly, the excess of market value of the stock options as on date of grant over the exercise price of the options, if any, is recognized as deferred employee compensation cost and is charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss on graded vesting basis over the vesting period of the options.

1.12Borrowing costs

Borrowing costs include interest, amortisation of ancillary costs incurred and exchange differences arising from foreign currency borrowings to the extent they are regarded as an adjustment to the interest cost. Costs in connection with the borrowing of funds to the extent not directly related to the acquisition of qualifying assets are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss over the tenure of the loan. Borrowing costs, allocated to and utilised for qualifying assets, pertaining to the period from commencement of activities relating to construction / development of the qualifying asset upto the date of capitalisation of such asset is added to the cost of the assets. Capitalisation of borrowing costs is suspended and charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss during extended periods when active development activity on the qualifying assets is interrupted.

1.13 Segment reporting

The Company identifies primary segments based on the dominant source, nature of risks and returns and the internal organisation and management structure. The operating segments are the segments for which separate financial information is available and for which operating profit/loss amounts are evaluated regularly by the Executive Management in deciding how to allocate resources and in assessing performance.

The accounting policies adopted for segment reporting are in line with the accounting policies of the Company. Segment revenue, segment expenses, segment assets and segment liabilities have been identified to segments on the basis of their relationship to the operating activities of the segment. Inter-segment revenue is accounted on the basis of transactions which are primarily determined based on market / fair value factors. Revenue, expenses, assets and liabilities which relate to the Company as a whole and are not allocable to segments on reasonable basis have been included under "unallocated revenue / expenses / assets / liabilities".

1.14 Leases

Leases where the lessor effectively retains substantially all the risks and benefits of ownership of the leased assets are classified as operating leases. Operating lease payments are recognised as an expense in the revenue account as per the lease terms.

1.15 Earnings per Share

Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing the profit / (loss) after tax (including the post tax effect of extraordinary items, if any) by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the year. Diluted earnings per share is computed by dividing the profit / (loss) after tax (including the post tax effect of extraordinary items, if any) as adjusted for dividend, interest and other charges to expense or income (net of any attributable taxes) relating to the dilutive potential equity shares, by the weighted average number of equity shares considered for deriving basic earnings per share and the weighted average number of equity shares which could have been issued on the conversion of all dilutive potential equity shares. Potential equity shares are deemed to be dilutive only if their conversion to equity shares would decrease the net profit per share from continuing ordinary operations. Potential dilutive equity shares are deemed to be converted as at the beginning of the period, unless they have been issued at a later date. The dilutive potential equity shares are adjusted for the proceeds receivable had the shares been actually issued at fair value (i.e. average market value of the outstanding shares). Dilutive potential equity shares are determined independently for each period presented. The number of equity shares and potentially dilutive equity shares are adjusted for share splits / reverse share splits and bonus shares, as appropriate.

1.16 Taxes on Income

Current tax is the amount of tax payable on the taxable income for the year as determined in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) paid in accordance with the tax laws, which gives future economic benefits in the form of adjustment to future income tax liability, is considered as an asset if there is convincing evidence that the Company will pay normal income tax. Accordingly, MAT is recognised as an asset in the Balance Sheet when it is probable that future economic benefit associated with it will flow to the Company.

Deferred tax is recognised on timing differences, being the differences between the taxable income and the accounting income that originate in one period and are capable of reversal in one or more subsequent periods. Deferred tax is measured using the tax rates and the tax laws enacted or substantively enacted as at the reporting date. Deferred tax liabilities are recognised for all timing differences. Deferred tax assets are recognised for timing differences of items other than unabsorbed depreciation and carry forward losses only to the extent that reasonable certainty exists that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which these can be realised. However, if there are unabsorbed depreciation and carry forward of losses, deferred tax assets are recognised only if there is virtual certainty that there will be sufficient future taxable income available to realise the assets. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are offset if such items relate to taxes on income levied by the same governing tax laws and the Company has a legally enforceable right for such set off. Deferred tax assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date for their reliability.

1.17 Insurance claims

Insurance claims are accounted for on the basis of claims admitted / expected to be admitted and to the extent that the amount recoverable can be measured reliably and it is reasonable to expect ultimate collection.

1.18 Research and development expenses

Revenue expenditure pertaining to research is charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss. Development costs of products are also charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss unless a product''s technological feasibility has been established, in which case such expenditure is capitalised. The amount capitalised comprises expenditure that can be directly attributed or allocated on a reasonable and consistent basis to creating, producing and making the asset ready for its intended use. Fixed assets utilised for research and development are capitalised and depreciated in accordance with the policies stated for Fixed Assets.

1.19 Impairment of Assets

The carrying values of assets / cash generating units at each Balance Sheet date are reviewed for impairment. If any indication of impairment exists, the recoverable amount of such assets is estimated and impairment is recognised, if the carrying amount of these assets exceeds their recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the greater of the net selling price and their value in use. Value in use is arrived at by discounting the future cash flows to their present value based on an appropriate discount factor. When there is indication that an impairment loss recognised for an asset in earlier accounting periods no longer exists or may have decreased, such reversal of impairment loss is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss, except in case of revalued assets.

1.20 Provisions and Contingencies

A provision is recognised when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past events and it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation in respect of which a reliable estimate can be made. Provisions (excluding retirement benefits) are not discounted to their present value and are determined based on the best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates. Contingent liabilities are disclosed in the Notes. Contingent assets are not recognised in the financial statements.

1.21 Hedge Accounting

The Company uses foreign currency forward contracts to hedge its risks associated with foreign currency fluctuations relating to highly probable forecast transactions. The Company designates such forward contracts in a cash flow hedging relationship by applying the hedge accounting principles set out in "Accounting Standard 30 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement". These forward contracts are stated at fair value at each reporting date. Changes in the fair value of these forward contracts that are designated and effective as hedges of future cash flows are recognised directly in "Hedging reserve account" under Reserves and surplus, net of applicable deferred income taxes and the ineffective portion is recognised immediately in the Statement of Profit and Loss. Amounts accumulated in the "Hedging reserve account" are reclassified to the Statement of Profit and Loss in the same periods during which the forecasted transaction affects profit and loss.

Hedge accounting is discontinued when the hedging instrument expires or is sold, terminated, or exercised, or no longer qualifies for hedge accounting. For forecasted transactions, any cumulative gain or loss on the hedging instrument recognised in "Hedging reserve account" is retained until the forecasted transaction occurs. If the forecasted transaction is no longer expected to occur, the net cumulative gain or loss recognised in "Hedging reserve account" is immediately transferred to the Statement of Profit and Loss.

1.22 Derivative contracts

The Company enters into derivative contracts in the nature of foreign currency swaps, forward contracts with an intention to hedge its existing assets and liabilities, firm commitments and highly probable transactions. Derivative contracts which are closely linked to the existing assets and liabilities are accounted as per the policy stated for Foreign Currency Transactions and Translations.

Derivative contracts designated as a hedging instrument for highly probable forecast transactions are accounted as per the policy stated for Hedge Accounting.

All other derivative contracts are marked-to-market and losses are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss. Gains arising on the same are not recognised, until realised, on grounds of prudence.

1.23 Service tax input credit

Service tax input credit is accounted for in the books in the period in which the underlying service received is accounted and when there is reasonable certainty in availing / utilising the credits.

1.24 Operating Cycle

Based on the nature of products / activities of the Company and the normal time between acquisition of assets and their realisation in cash or cash equivalents, the Company has determined its operating cycle as 12 months for the purpose of classification of its assets and liabilities as current and non-current.


Mar 31, 2013

1.1 Basis of accounting and preparation of financial statements

The financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in India (Indian GAAP) to comply with the Accounting Standards notified under the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006 (as amended) and the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. The financial statements have been prepared on accrual basis under the historical cost convention except for certain fixed assets that are carried at revalued amounts. The accounting policies adopted in the preparation of the financials statements are consistent with those followed in the previous year.

1.2 Use of Estimates

The preparation of the financial statements in conformity with Indian GAAP requires the Management to make estimates and assumptions considered in the reported amounts of assets and liabilities (including contingent liabilities) and the reported income and expenses during the year. The Management believes that the estimates used in preparation of the financial statements are prudent and reasonable. Future results could differ due to these estimates and the differences between the actual results and the estimates are recognised in the periods in which the results are known / materialise.

1.3 Inventories

(i) Inventories other than by-products are valued at lower of cost and net realisable value.

(ii) In respect of work-in-process and finished goods, cost includes all applicable production overheads incurred in bringing such inventories to their present location and condition. Cost also includes all taxes and duties, but excludes duties and taxes that are subsequently recoverable from taxing authorities.

(iii)ln respect of Raw materials, boughtout items, consumables and stores and spares, cost is determined based on weighted average cost basis.

(iv) Inventories of by-products are valued at estimated net realisable value.

1.4Cash and cash equivalents (for purposes of Cash Flow Statement)

Cash comprises cash on hand and demand deposits with banks. Cash equivalents are short- term balances (with an original maturity of three months or less from the date of acquisition), highly liquid investments that are readily convertible into known amounts of cash and which are subject to insignificant risk of changes in value.

1.5 Cash flow statement

Cash flows are reported using the indirect method, whereby profit / (loss) before extraordinary items and tax is adjusted for the effects of transactions of non-cash nature and any deferrals or accruals of past or future cash receipts or payments. The cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities of the Company are segregated based on the available information.

1.6 Depreciation and amortisation

(i) Depreciation on fixed assets (other than revalued land and buildings and leased assets) is calculated on Straight line method on following basis:

Assets acquired upto June 30, 1987 are on the basis of specified period under section 205(2) (b) of the Companies Act, 1956.

In respect of assets acquired after June 30,1987, except assets relating to Nutraceutical Division, depreciation is charged based on estimated useful life of the assets at rates which are equal to or higher than the rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act. The depreciation rates followed are specified below : -

Buildings 1.67% to 3.65%

Plant and Machinery 4.75% to 25.89%

Vehicles 23.75%

Computers 31.67%

Furniture 6.67 % to 33.33 %

Office Equipments 4.75 % to 23.75 %

In respect of Assets relating to Nutraceuticals Division, Assets are depreciated at rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956.

(ii) In respect of additions and deletions during the year, depreciation charge is provided on pro-rata basis.

(iii) Leased assets are fully depreciated over the primary lease period.

(iv) Assets costing individually Rs. 5,000 or less are fully depreciated in the year of addition.

(v) The difference between the depreciation for the year on revalued buildings and depreciation calculated on the original cost is recouped from the fixed assets revaluation reserve

(vi)Cost of patent is amortised over a period of 3 years.

1.7 Revenue Recognition

(i) Sales are recognised, net of returns and trade discounts, on transfer of significant risks and rewards of ownership to the buyer, which generally coincides with the delivery of goods to customers. Sales include excise duty but exclude sales tax and value added tax.

ii) Income from services rendered is booked based on agreements/arrangements with the concerned parties.

iii) Export Incentive under Duty Entitlement Pass Book Scheme are treated as income in the year of export at the estimated realisable value.

iv) Interest income is accounted on accrual basis.

v) Dividend income is accounted when the right to receive the dividend is established.

1.8 Fixed Assets

Tangible Fixed Assets (other than those which have been revalued) are carried at cost less accumulated depreciation / amortisation and impairment losses, if any. The cost of fixed assets comprises its purchase price net of any trade discounts and rebates, any import duties and other taxes (other than those subsequently recoverable from the tax authorities), any directly attributable expenditure on making the asset ready for its intended use, other incidental expenses and interest on borrowings attributable to acquisition of qualifying fixed assets up to the date the asset is ready for its intended use. Machinery spares which can be used only in connection with an item of fixed asset and whose use is expected to be irregular are capitalised and depreciated over the useful life of the principal item of the relevant assets. Subsequent expenditure on fixed assets after its purchase / completion is capitalised only if such expenditure results in an increase in the future benefits from such asset beyond its previously assessed standard of perform a nee.The revalued fixed assets are restated at their estimated current replacement values as on 30th June 1987 as determined by the valuers.

Intangible Assets are stated at cost of acquisition less accumulated amortisation.

Leasehold land and leasehold improvements are amortised over the primary period of lease.

Capital Work in Progress: Projects under which tangible fixed assets are not ready for their intended use and other capital work-in-progress are carried at cost, comprising direct cost, related incidental expenses and attributable interest.

1.9 Foreign Currency Transactions

Initial Recognition: Transactions in foreign currencies entered into by the Company are accounted at the exchange rates prevailing on the date of the transaction or at rates that closely approximate the rate at the date of the transaction.

Measurement on Balance Sheet date: Foreign currency monetary items of the Company, outstanding at the balance sheet date are restated at the year-end rates. Non-monetary items of the Company are carried at historical cost.

Settlement: Exchange differences arising on settlement / restatement of foreign currency monetary assets and liabilities of the Company are recognised as income or expense in the Statement of Profit and Loss.

Forward Contracts: Premium / discount on forward exchange contracts, which are not intended for trading or speculation purposes, are amortised over the period of the contracts if such contracts relate to monetary items as at the balance sheet date. Any profit or loss arising on cancellation of a forward exchange contract is recognized as income or expense for the year.

Refer notes 1.21 and 1.22 for accounting for forward exchange contracts relating to firm commitments and highly probable forecast transactions.

1.10 Investments

Long-term investments are carried individually at cost less provision for diminution, other than temporary, in the value of such investments. Current investments are carried individually, at the lower of cost and fair value. Cost of investments include acquisition charges such as brokerage, fees and duties.

1.11 Employee Benefits

Employee benefits include provident fund, superannuation fund, employee state insurance scheme, gratuity fund, compensated absences, long service awards and post-employment medical benefits.

(a) Defined contribution plans

The Company''s contribution to provident fund, superannuation fund and employee state insurance scheme are considered as defined contribution plans and are charged as an expense based on the amount of contribution required to be made.

(b) Defined benefit plans

For defined benefit plans in the form of gratuity fund and post-employment medical benefits, the cost of providing benefits is determined using the Projected Unit Credit method, with actuarial valuations being carried out at each balance sheet date. Actuarial gains and losses are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss in the period in which they occur. Past service cost is recognised immediately to the extent that the benefits are already vested and otherwise is amortised on a straight-line basis over the average period until the benefits become vested. The retirement benefit obligation recognised in the Balance Sheet represents the present value of the defined benefit obligation as adjusted for unrecognised past service cost, as reduced by the fair value of scheme assets. Any asset resulting from this calculation is limited to past service cost, plus the present value of available refunds and reductions in future contributions to the schemes.

(c) Short Term Employee Benefits

The undiscounted amount of short - term employee benefits expected to be paid in exchange for the services rendered by employees are recognised during the year when the employees render the service. These benefits include performance incentive and compensated absences which are expected to occur within twelve months after the end of the period in which the employee renders the related service.

The cost of short-term compensated absences is accounted as under:

(i) in case of accumulated compensated absences, when employees render the services that increase their entitlement of future compensated absences; and

(ii) in case of non-accumulating compensated absences, when the absences occur.

(d) Long Term Employee Benefits

Compensated absences which are not expected to occur within twelve months after the end of the period in which the employee renders the related service are recognised as a liability at the present value of the defined benefit obligation as at the balance sheet date less the fair value of the plan assets out of which the obligations are expected to be settled. Long Service Awards are recognised as a liability at the present value of the defined benefit obligation as at the balance sheet date.

With respect to the Provident Fund Trust administered by the company, the company shall make good deficiency, if any, in the interest rate declared by Trust over statutory limit. Having regard to the assets of the Fund and the return on the investments, the company does not expect any deficiency in the foreseeable future.

(e) Employee share based payments

Stock options granted to the employees under the stock option scheme established are evaluated as per the accounting treatment prescribed by the Employee Stock Option Scheme and Employee Stock Purchase Scheme Guidelines, 1999 issued by Securities Exchange Board of India. The Company follows the intrinsic value method of accounting for the options and accordingly, the excess of market value of the stock options as on date of grant over the exercise price of the options, if any, is recognized as deferred employee compensation cost and is charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss on graded vesting basis over the vesting period of the options.

1.12 Borrowing costs

Borrowing costs include interest, amortisation of ancillary costs incurred and exchange differences arising from foreign currency borrowings to the extent they are regarded as an adjustment to the interest cost. Costs in connection with the borrowing of funds to the extent not directly related to the acquisition of qualifying assets are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss over the tenure of the loan. Borrowing costs, allocated to and utilised for qualifying assets, pertaining to the period from commencement of activities relating to construction / development of the qualifying asset upto the date of capitalisation of such asset is added to the cost of the assets. Capitalisation of borrowing costs is suspended and charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss during extended periods when active development activity on the qualifying assets is interrupted.

1.13 Segment reporting

The Company identifies primary segments based on the dominant source, nature of risks and returns and the internal organisation and management structure. The operating segments are the segments for which separate financial information is available and for which operating profit/loss amounts are evaluated regularly by the executive Management in deciding how to allocate resources and in assessing performance.

The accounting policies adopted for segment reporting are in line with the accounting policies of the Company. Segment revenue, segment expenses, segment assets and segment liabilities have been identified to segments on the basis of their relationship to the operating activities of the segment. Inter-segment revenue is accounted on the basis of transactions which are primarily determined based on market / fair value factors.

Revenue, expenses, assets and liabilities which relate to the Company as a whole and are not allocable to segments on reasonable basis have been included under "unallocated revenue / expenses / assets / liabilities".

1.14 Leases

Leases where the lessor effectively retains substantially all the risks and benefits of ownership of the leased assets are classified as operating leases. Operating lease payments are recognised as an expense in the revenue account as per the lease terms

1.15 Earnings per Share

Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing the profit / (loss) after tax (including the post tax effect of extraordinary items, if any) by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the year. Diluted earnings per share is computed by dividing the profit / (loss) after tax (including the post tax effect of extraordinary items, if any) as adjusted for dividend, interest and other charges to expense or income relating to the dilutive potential equity shares, by the weighted average number of equity shares considered for deriving basic earnings per share and the weighted average number of equity shares which could have been issued on the conversion of all dilutive potential equity shares. Potential equity shares are deemed to be dilutive only if their conversion to equity shares would decrease the net profit per share from continuing ordinary operations.

1.16 Taxes on Income

Current tax is the amount of tax payable on the taxable income for the year as determined in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) paid in accordance with the tax laws, which gives future economic benefits in the form of adjustment to future income tax liability, is considered as an asset if there is convincing evidence that the Company will pay normal income tax. Accordingly, MAT is recognised as an asset in the Balance Sheet when it is probable that future economic benefit associated with it will flow to the Company.

Deferred tax is recognised on timing differences, being the differences between the taxable income and the accounting income that originate in one period and are capable of reversal in one or more subsequent periods. Deferred tax is measured using the tax rates and the tax laws enacted or substantively enacted as at the reporting date. Deferred tax liabilities are recognised for all timing differences. Deferred tax assets are recognised for timing differences of items other than unabosrbed depreciation and carry forward losses only to the extent that reasonable certainty exists that sufficient future taxable income will be available against which these can be realised. However, if there are unabsorbed depreciation and carry forward of losses, deferred tax assets are recognised only if there is virtual certainty that there will be sufficient future taxable income available to realise the assets. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are offset if such items relate to taxes on income levied by the same governing tax laws and the Company has a legally enforceable right for such set off. Deferred tax assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date for their readability.

1.17 Insurance claims

Insurance claims are accounted for on the basis of claims admitted / expected to be admitted and to the extent that there is no uncertainty in receiving the claims.

1.18 Research and development expenses

Revenue expenditure pertaining to research is charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss. Development costs of products are also charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss unless a product''s technological feasibility has been established, in which case such expenditure is capitalised. The amount capitalised comprises expenditure that can be directly attributed or allocated on a reasonable and consistent basis to creating, producing and making the asset ready for its intended use. Fixed assets utilised for research and development are capitalised and depreciated in accordance with the policies stated for Tangible Fixed Assets and Intangible Assets.

1.19 Impairment of Assets

The carrying values of assets / cash generating units at each Balance Sheet date are reviewed for impairment. If any indication of impairment exists, the recoverable amount of such assets is estimated and impairment is recognised, if the carrying amount of these assets exceeds their recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the greater of the net selling price and their value in use. Value in use is arrived at by discounting the future cash flows to their present value based on an appropriate discount factor. When there is indication that an impairment loss recognised for an asset in earlier accounting periods no longer exists or may have decreased, such reversal of impairment loss is recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss, except in case of revalued assets.

1.20 Provisions and Contingencies

A provision is recognised when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past events and it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation in respect of which a reliable estimate can be made. Provisions (excluding retirement benefits) are not discounted to their present value and are determined based on the best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates. Contingent liabilities are disclosed in the Notes. Contingent assets are not recognised in the financial statements.

1.21 Hedge Accounting

The Company uses foreign currency forward contracts to hedge its risks associated with foreign currency fluctuations relating to highly probable forecast transactions. The Company designates such forward contracts in a cash flow hedging relationship by applying the hedge accounting principles set out in "Accounting Standard 30 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement". These forward contracts are stated at fair value at each reporting date. Changes in the fair value of these forward contracts that are designated and effective as hedges of future cash flows are recognised directly in "Hedging reserve account" under Reserves and surplus, net of applicable deferred income taxes and the ineffective portion is recognised immediately in the Statement of Profit and Loss. Amounts accumulated in the "Hedging reserve account" are reclassified to the Statement of Profit and Loss in the same periods during which the forecasted transaction affects profit and loss. Hedge accounting is discontinued when the hedging instrument expires or is sold, terminated, or exercised, or no longer qualifies for hedge accounting. For forecasted transactions, any cumulative gain or loss on the hedging instrument recognised in "Hedging reserve account" is retained until the forecasted transaction occurs. If the forecasted transaction is no longer expected to occur, the net cumulative gain or loss recognised in "Hedging reserve account" is immediately transferred to the Statement of Profit and Loss.

1.22 Derivative contracts

The Company enters into derivative contracts in the nature of foreign currency swaps, currency options, forward contracts with an intention to hedge its existing assets and liabilities, firm commitments and highly probable transactions. Derivative contracts which are closely linked to the existing assets and liabilities are accounted as per the policy stated for Foreign Currency Transactions and Translations.

Derivative contracts designated as a hedging instrument for highly probable forecast transactions are accounted as per the policy stated for Hedge Accounting.

All other derivative contracts are marked-to-market and losses are recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss. Gains arising on the same are not recognised, until realised, on grounds of prudence.

1.23 Service tax input credit

Service tax input credit is accounted for in the books in the period in which the underlying service received is accounted and when there is no uncertainty in availing / utilising the credits.

1.24 Operating Cycle

Based on the nature of products / activities of the Company and the normal time between acquisition of assets and their realisation in cash or cash equivalents, the Company has determined its operating cycle as 12 months for the purpose of classification of its assets and liabilities as current and non-current.


Mar 31, 2012

1.1 Basis of accounting and preparation of financial statements

The financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in India (Indian GAAP) to comply with the Accounting Standards notified under the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006 (as amended) and the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. The financial statements have been prepared on accrual basis under the historical cost convention except for certain fixed assets that are carried at revalued amounts.

1.2 Use of Estimates

The preparation of the financial statements in conformity with Indian GAAP requires the Management to make estimates and assumptions considered in the reported amounts of assets and liabilities (including contingent liabilities) and the reported income and expenses during the year. The Management believes that the estimates used in preparation of the financial statements are prudent and reasonable. Future results could differ due to these estimates and the differences between the actual results and the estimates are recognized in the periods in which the results are known / materialized.

1.3 Inventories

(i) Inventories other than by-products are valued at lower of cost and net realizable value.

(ii) In respect of work-in-process and finished goods, cost includes all applicable production overheads incurred in bringing such inventories to their present location and condition. Cost also includes all taxes and duties, but excludes duties and taxes that are subsequently recoverable from taxing authorities.

(iii) In respect of Raw materials, bought out items, consumables and stores and spares, cost is determined based on weighted average cost basis.

(iv) Inventories of by-products are valued at estimated net realizable value.

1.4 Cash and cash equivalents (for purposes of Cash Flow Statement)

Cash comprises cash on hand and demand deposits with banks. Cash equivalents are short-term balances (with an original maturity of three months or less from the date of acquisition), highly liquid investments that are readily convertible into known amounts of cash and which are subject to insignificant risk of changes in value.

1.5 Cash flow statement

Cash flows are reported using the indirect method, whereby profit / (loss) before extraordinary items and tax is adjusted for the effects of transactions of non-cash nature and any deferrals or accruals of past or future cash receipts or payments. The cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities of the Company are segregated based on the available information.

1.6 Depreciation and amortization

(i) Depreciation on fixed assets (other than revalued land and buildings and leased assets) is calculated on straight line method on following basis:

Assets acquired up to June 30, 1987 are on the basis of specified period under section 205(2) (b) of the Companies Act, 1956.

In respect of assets acquired after June 30, 1987, except assets relating to Nutraceutical Division, depreciation is charged based on estimated useful life of the assets at rates which are higher than the rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956 The depreciation rates followed are specified below : -

Buildings : 1.67% to 3.65%

Plant and Machinery : 4.75% to 25.89%

Vehicles : 23.75%

Computers : 31.67%

Furniture : 6.67 % to 33.33 %

Office Equipment : 4.75 % to 23.75 %

In respect of assets relating to Nutraceuticals Division, assets are depreciated at rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956.

(ii) In respect of additions and deletions during the year, depreciation charge is provided on pro-rata basis.

(iii) Leased assets are fully depreciated over the primary lease period.

(iv) Assets costing individually Rs 5,000 or less are fully depreciated in the year of addition.

(v) The difference between the depreciation for the year on revalued buildings and depreciation calculated on the original cost is recouped from the fixed assets revaluation reserve.

(vi) Cost of patent is amortized over a period of 3 years.

1.7 Revenue Recognition

i) Sales are recognized, net of returns and trade discounts, on transfer of significant risks and rewards of ownership to the buyer, which generally coincides with the delivery of goods to customers. Sales include excise duty but exclude sales tax and value added tax.

ii) Sales include excise duty recovered and are stated net of trade discounts and sales returns.

iii) Income from services rendered is booked based on agreements/arrangements with the concerned parties.

iv) Export Incentive under Duty Entitlement Pass Book Scheme are treated as income in the year of export at the estimated realizable value.

v) Interest income is accounted on accrual basis.

vi) Dividend income is accounted for in the year in which the right to receive the payment is established.

1.8 Fixed Assets

Tangible Fixed Assets (other than those which have been revalued) are stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation. Cost includes related taxes, duties, freight, insurance and other incidental expenses related to the acquisition and installation of assets and borrowing cost incurred up to the date when the assets are ready for its intended use, but excludes duties and taxes that are recoverable subsequently from taxing authorities. The revalued fixed assets are restated at their estimated current replacement values as on 30th June 1987 as determined by the valuers.

Intangible Assets are stated at cost of acquisition less accumulated amortization.

Leasehold land and leasehold improvements are amortized over the primary period of lease.

1.9 Foreign Currency Transactions

Premium / discount on forward exchange contracts, which are not intended for trading or speculation purposes, are amortized over the period of the contracts if such contracts relate to monetary items as at the Balance Sheet date. Refer Notes 1.21 and 1.22 for accounting for forward exchange contracts relating to firm commitments and highly probable forecast transactions.

1.10 Investments

Long term investments are stated at cost. Provision for diminution in value is made if the decline is other than temporary in nature. Current Investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value.

1.11 Employee Benefits

a. Short Term Employee Benefits

All employee benefits payable wholly within twelve months of rendering the service are classified as short term employee benefits. Short term employee benefits, including accumulated compensated absences, at the balance sheet date, are recognized as an expense as per the Company's scheme based on expected obligations on undiscounted basis.

b. Long Term Employee Benefits

The obligation for long term employee benefits such as long term compensated absence is provided for based on actuarial valuation as at the balance sheet date, using the Projected Unit Credit Method.

(i) Defined Contribution Plans

The company's superannuation scheme, state governed provident fund scheme and employee state insurance scheme are defined contribution plans. Fixed contributions to the Superannuation Fund, which is administered by trustees and managed by LIC are charged to the Profit and Loss Account. The Company has no liability for future Superannuation Fund benefits other than its annual contribution and recognizes such contributions as an expense in the year incurred. The contribution paid/payable under the schemes is recognized during the period in which the employee renders the related service.

(ii) Defined Benefit Plans

Employees pension scheme and provident fund scheme managed by Trust are the company's defined benefit plans. The company also makes annual contribution to a Gratuity fund administered by Life Insurance Corporation of India. The present value of obligation under such defined benefit plans is determined based on actuarial valuation as at the balance sheet date, using the Projected Unit Credit Method. Actuarial gains/losses are absorbed in the financial statements.

With respect to the Provident Fund Trust administered by the company, the company shall make good deficiency, if any, in the interest rate declared by Trust over statutory limit. Having regard to the assets of the Fund and the return on the investments, the company does not expect any deficiency in the foreseeable future.

(iii) Deferred Compensation cost

Stock options granted to the employees under the stock option scheme established are evaluated as per the accounting treatment prescribed by the Employee Stock Option Scheme and Employee Stock Purchase Scheme Guidelines, 1999 issued by Securities and Exchange Board of India. The Company follows the intrinsic value method of accounting for the options and accordingly, the excess of market value of the stock options as on date of grant over the exercise price of the options, if any, is recognized as deferred employee compensation cost and is charged to the Profit and Loss Account on graded vesting basis over the vesting period of the options.

1.12 Borrowing costs

Borrowing costs include interest, amortization of ancillary costs incurred and exchange differences arising from foreign currency borrowings to the extent they are regarded as an adjustment to the interest cost. Costs in connection with the borrowing of funds to the extent not directly related to the acquisition of qualifying assets are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss over the tenure of the loan. Borrowing costs, allocated to and utilized for qualifying assets, pertaining to the period from commencement of activities relating to construction / development of the qualifying asset up to the date of capitalization of such asset is added to the cost of the assets. Capitalization of borrowing costs is suspended and charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss during extended periods when active development activity on the qualifying assets is interrupted.

1.13 Segment reporting

The Company identifies primary segments based on

the dominant source, nature of risks and returns and the internal organization and management structure. The operating segments are the segments for which separate financial information is available and for which operating profit/loss amounts are evaluated regularly by the executive Management in deciding how to allocate resources and in assessing performance.

The accounting policies adopted for segment reporting are in line with the accounting policies of the Company. Segment revenue, segment expenses, segment assets and segment liabilities have been identified to segments on the basis of their relationship to the operating activities of the segment. Inter-segment revenue is accounted on the basis of transactions which are primarily determined based on market / fair value factors. Revenue, expenses, assets and liabilities which relate to the Company as a whole and are not allocable to segments on reasonable basis have been included under "unallocated revenue / expenses / assets / liabilities".

1.14 Leases

Leases where the lessor effectively retains substantially all the risks and benefits of ownership of the leased assets are classified as operating leases. Operating lease payments are recognized as an expense in the revenue account as per the lease terms.

1.15 Earnings per Share

Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing the profit / (loss) after tax (including the post tax effect of extraordinary items, if any) by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the year. Diluted earnings per share is computed by dividing the profit / (loss) after tax (including the post tax effect of extraordinary items, if any) as adjusted for dividend, interest and other charges to expense or income relating to the dilutive potential equity shares, by the weighted average number of equity shares considered for deriving basic earnings per share and the weighted average number of equity shares which could have been issued on the conversion of all dilutive potential equity shares. Potential equity shares are deemed to be dilutive only if their conversion to equity shares would decrease the net profit per share from continuing ordinary operations.

1.16 Taxes on Income

Current tax is the amount of tax payable on the taxable income for the year as determined in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Deferred tax is recognized for timing differences arising between the taxable income and accounting income computed using the tax rates and the laws that have been enacted or substantively enacted as of the balance sheet date. Deferred Tax assets in respect of unabsorbed depreciation and carry forward of losses under Tax Laws, are recognized if there is virtual certainty that there will be sufficient future taxable income available to realize such Deferred Tax assets. Other Deferred Tax assets are recognized if there is a reasonable certainty that there will be sufficient future taxable income available to realize such Deferred Tax assets.

1.17 Insurance claims

Insurance claims are accounted for on the basis of claims admitted / expected to be admitted and to the extent that there is no uncertainty in receiving the claims.

1.18 Research and development expenses

Revenue expenditure pertaining to research is charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss. Development costs of products are also charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss unless a product's technological feasibility has been established, in which case such expenditure is capitalized. The amount capitalized comprises expenditure that can be directly attributed or allocated on a reasonable and consistent basis to creating, producing and making the asset ready for its intended use. Fixed assets utilized for research and development are capitalized and depreciated in accordance with the policies stated for Tangible Fixed Assets and Intangible Assets.

1.19 Impairment of Assets

The carrying values of assets / cash generating units at each Balance Sheet date are reviewed for impairment. If any indication of impairment exists, the recoverable amount of such assets is estimated and impairment is recognized, if the carrying amount of these assets exceeds their recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the greater of the net selling price and their value in use. Value in use is arrived at by discounting the future cash flows to their present value based on an appropriate discount factor. When there is indication that an impairment loss recognized for an asset in earlier accounting periods no longer exists or may have decreased, such reversal of impairment loss is recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss, except in case of revalued assets.

1.20 Provision, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets

Provisions are recognized only when there is a present obligation as a result of past events and when a reasonable estimate of the amount of obligation can be made. Contingent liability is disclosed for (i) possible obligation which will be confirmed only by future

events not wholly within the control of the company or

(ii) present obligations arising from past events where it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation or a reliable estimate of the amount of the obligation cannot be made. Contingent assets are neither recognized nor disclosed in the financial statements.

1.21 Hedge Accounting

The Company uses foreign currency forward contracts to hedge its risks associated with foreign currency fluctuations relating to highly probable forecast transactions. The Company designates such forward contracts in a cash flow hedging relationship by applying the hedge accounting principles set out in "Accounting Standard 30 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement". These forward contracts are stated at fair value at each reporting date. Changes in the fair value of these forward contracts that are designated and effective as hedges of future cash flows are recognized directly in "Hedging reserve account" under Reserves and surplus, net of applicable deferred income taxes and the ineffective portion is recognized immediately in the Statement of Profit and Loss. Amounts accumulated in the "Hedging reserve account" are reclassified to the Statement of Profit and Loss in the same periods during which the forecasted transaction affects profit and loss. Hedge accounting is discontinued when the hedging instrument expires or is sold, terminated, or exercised, or no longer qualifies for hedge accounting. For forecasted transactions, any cumulative gain or loss on the hedging instrument recognized in "Hedging reserve account" is retained until the forecasted transaction occurs. If the forecasted transaction is no longer expected to occur, the net cumulative gain or loss recognized in "Hedging reserve account" is immediately transferred to the Statement of Profit and Loss.

1.22 Derivative contracts

The Company enters into derivative contracts in the nature of foreign currency swaps, currency options, forward contracts with an intention to hedge its existing assets and liabilities, firm commitments and highly probable transactions. Derivative contracts which are closely linked to the existing assets and liabilities are accounted as per the policy stated for Foreign Currency Transactions and Translations.

Derivative contracts designated as a hedging instrument for highly probable forecast transactions are accounted as per the policy stated for Hedge Accounting.

All other derivative contracts are marked-to-market and losses are recognized in the Statement of Profit and Loss. Gains arising on the same are not recognized, until realized, on grounds of prudence.


Mar 31, 2011

1.1 Accounting convention

The financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention on accrual basis and in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India and comply with mandatory Accounting Standards notified by the Central Government of India under the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006 and with the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956, except for certain fixed assets which are revalued.

1.2 Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements requires the management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities on the date of the financial statements, disclosure of contingent liabilities as at the date of the financial statements and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Management believes that the estimates used in the preparation of financial statements are prudent and reasonable. Actual results could differ from these estimates. Any revision to accounting estimates is recognised prospectively in the current and future periods.

1.3 Fixed Assets

Fixed Assets (other than those which have been revalued) are stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation. Cost includes related taxes, duties, freight, insurance and other incidental expenses related to the acquisition and installation of assets and borrowing cost incurred up to the date when the assets are ready for its intended use, but excludes duties and taxes that are recoverable subsequently from taxing authorities. The revalued fixed assets are restated at their estimated current replacement values as on 30th June, 1987 as determined by the valuers.

Intangible Assets are stated at cost of acquisition less accumulated amortisation.

Leasehold land and leasehold improvements are amortised over the primary period of lease.

1.4 borrowing costs

Borrowing Costs that are attributable to the acquisition or construction of assets that necessarily take a substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use are capitalised as part of the cost of qualifying asset when it is possible that they will

result in future economic benefits and the cost can be measured reliably. Other borrowing costs are recognised as an expense in the period in which they are incurred.

1.5 Depreciation

(i) Depreciation on fixed assets (other than revalued land and buildings and leased assets) is calculated on Straight line method on following basis:

Assets acquired upto June 30, 1987 on the basis of specified period under section 205(2) (b) of the Companies Act, 1956.

In respect of assets acquired after June 30, 1987 except assets relating to Nutraceutical Division, depreciation is charged based on estimated useful life of the assets at rates which are higher than the rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act. The depreciation rates followed are specified below : -

Buildings 1.67% to 3.65%

Plant and Machinery 4.75% to 25.89%

Vehicles 23.75%

Computers 31.67%

Furniture 6.67 % to 33.33 %

Office Equipments 4.75 % to 23.75 %

In respect of Assets relating to Nutraceuticals Division, Assets are depreciated at rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956.

(ii) In respect of additions and deletions during the year, depreciation charge is provided on pro-rata basis.

(iii) Leased assets are fully depreciated over the primary lease period.

(iv) Assets costing individually Rs. 5,000 or less are fully depreciated in the year of addition.

(v) The difference between the depreciation for the year on revalued buildings and depreciation calculated on the original cost is recouped from the fixed assets revaluation reserve.

(vi) Cost of patent is amortised over a period of 3 years.

1.6 Investments

Long term investments are stated at cost. Provision for diminution in value is made if the decline is other than temporary in nature. Current Investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value.

1.7 Inventories

(i) Inventories other than by-products are valued at the lower of cost and net realisable value.

(ii) In respect of work-in-process and finished goods, cost includes all applicable production overheads incurred in bringing such inventories to their present location and condition. Cost also includes all taxes and duties, but excludes duties and taxes that are subsequently recoverable from taxing authorities.

(iii) In respect of Raw materials, boughtout items, consumables and stores and spares, cost is determined based on weighted average cost basis.

1.8 Revenue Recognition

i) Revenue from sale is recognised when risks and rewards of ownership are transferred to the buyer under the terms of the contract.

ii) Sales include excise duty recovered and are stated net of trade discounts and sales returns.

iii) Income from services rendered is booked based on agreements/arrangements with the concerned parties.

iv) Export Incentive under Duty Entitlement Pass Book Scheme are treated as income in the year of export at the estimated realisable value.

v) Interest on investments is booked on a time proportion basis taking into account the amounts invested and the rate of interest.

vi) Dividend income is accounted for in the year in which the right to receive the payment is established.

1.9 Foreign currency Transactions

Foreign Currency Transactions are recorded at rates of exchange prevailing on the date of transaction. Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies as at the balance sheet date are translated at the rate of exchange prevailing at the year-end. Exchange differences arising on actual payments/realisations and year-end restatements are dealt with in the Profit & Loss Account.

The company enters into forward exchange contracts and other instruments that are in substance a forward exchange contract to hedge its risks associated with foreign currency fluctuations. The premium or discount arising at the inception of

the foreign exchange contract or similar instrument is amortised as expense or income over the life of the contract. Exchange difference on such contracts is recognised in the Profit & Loss Account in the year in which the exchange rates change.

Any profit or loss arising on cancellation of a forward exchange contract is recognised as income or expense for the year.

1.10 Derivative Instruments and Hedge Accounting

The company uses forward contracts to hedge its risks associated with foreign currency fluctuations relating certain firm commitments and forecasted transactions. The Company designates these as cash flow hedges.

The use of forward contracts is governed by the companys policies on the use of such financial derivatives consistent with the companys risk management strategy. The company does not use derivative financial instruments for speculative purposes.

Forward contract derivative instruments are initially measured at fair value, and are re-measured at subsequent reporting dates. Changes in the fair value of these derivatives that are designated and effective as hedges of future cash flows are recognised directly in “Hedging Reserve Account” under Shareholders Funds and the ineffective portion is recognised immediately in the profit and loss account.

Changes in the fair value of derivative financial instruments that do not qualify for hedge accounting are recognised in the Profit and Loss Account as they arise.

Hedge accounting is discontinued when the hedging instrument expires or is sold, terminated, or exercised, or no longer qualifies for hedge accounting. If any of these events occur or if a hedged transaction is no longer expected to occur, the net cumulative gain or loss recognised in “Hedging Reserve Account” under Shareholders fund is transferred to the Profit and Loss account for the year.

1.11 Employee Benefits

a. (i) Short Term Employee Benefits

All employee benefits payable wholly within twelve months of rendering the service are classified as short term employee benefits. Short term employee benefits, including accumulated compensated absences, at the balance sheet date, are recognised as an expense as per the Companys

scheme based on expected obligations on undiscounted basis.

b. Long Term Employee Benefits

The obligation for long term employee benefits such as long term compensated absence is provided for based on actuarial valuation as at the balance sheet date, using the Projected Unit Credit Method.

(i) Defined Contribution Plans

The companys superannuation scheme, state governed provident fund scheme and employee state insurance scheme are defined contribution plans. Fixed contributions to the Superannuation Fund, which is administered by trustees and managed by LIC are charged to the Profit and Loss Account. The Company has no liability for future Superannuation Fund benefits other than its annual contribution and recognises such contributions as an expense in the year incurred. The contribution paid/payable under the schemes is recognised during the period in which the employee renders the related service.

(ii) Defined Benefit Plans

Employees pension scheme and provident fund scheme managed by Trust are the companys defined benefit plans. The company also makes annual contribution to a Gratuity fund administered by LIC. The present value of obligation under such defined benefit plans is determined based on actuarial valuation as at the balance sheet date, using the Projected Unit Credit Method. Actuarial gains/losses are absorbed in the financial statements.

(iii) Deferred compensation cost

Stock options granted to the employees under the stock option scheme established are evaluated as per the accounting treatment prescribed by the Employee Stock Option Scheme and Employee Stock Purchase Scheme Guidelines, 1999 issued by Securities and Exchange Board of India. The Company follows the intrinsic value method of accounting for the options and accordingly, the excess of market value of the stock options as on date of

grant over the exercise price of the options, if any, is recognised as deferred employee compensation cost and is charged to the Profit and Loss Account on graded vesting basis over the vesting period of the options.

1.12 Taxes on Income

Current Tax is determined based on the liability computed in accordance with the relevant tax rates and tax laws.

Deferred tax is recognised for timing differences arising between the taxable income and accounting income computed using the tax rates and the laws that have been enacted or substantively enacted as of the balance sheet date. Deferred Tax assets in respect of unabsorbed depreciation and carry forward of losses under tax laws, are recognised if there is virtual certainty that there will be sufficient future taxable income available to realise such Deferred Tax assets. Other Deferred Tax assets are recognised if there is a reasonable certainty that there will be sufficient future taxable income available to realise such Deferred Tax assets.

1.13 Provision, contingent Liabilities and contingent Assets

Provisions are recognised only when there is a present obligation as a result of past events and when a reasonable estimate of the amount of obligation can be made. Contingent liability is disclosed for (i) possible obligation which will be confirmed only by future events not wholly within the control of the company or (ii) present obligations arising from past events where it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation or a reliable estimate of the amount of the obligation cannot be made. Contingent assets are neither recognised nor disclosed in the financial statements.

1.14 segment reporting

a. The generally accepted accounting principles used in the preparation of the financial statements are applied to record revenue and expenditure in individual segments.

b. Segment revenue and segment results include transfers between business segments. Such transfers are accounted for at the agreed transaction value and such transfers are eliminated in the consolidation of the segments.

c. Expenses that are directly identifiable to segments are considered for determining the segment result. Expenses which relate to the company as a whole and are not allocable to segments are included under unallocated corporate expenses.

d. Segment assets and liabilities include those directly identifiable with the respective segments. Unallocated corporate assets and liabilities represent the assets and liabilities that relate to the company as a whole and not allocable to any segment.

1.15 Impairment of Assets

The carrying amounts of assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date if there is any indication of impairment based on internal/external factors. An impairment loss is recognised wherever the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the greater of the assets net selling price and value in use.


Mar 31, 2010

1.1 Accounting Convention

The financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention on accrual basis and in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India and comply with mandatory Accounting Standards notified by the Central Government of India under the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006 and with the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956, except for certain fixed assets which are revalued.

1.2 Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements requires estimates and assumptions to be made that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities on the date of the financial statements and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Management believes that the estimates used in the preparation of financial statements are prudent and reasonable. Actual results could differ from these estimates. Any revision to accounting estimates is recognised prospectively in the current and future periods.

1.3 Fixed Assets

Fixed Assets (other than those which have been revalued) are stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation. Cost includes related taxes, duties, freight, insurance and other incidental expenses related to the acquisition and installation of assets and borrowing cost incurred upto the date when the assets are ready for its intended use, but excludes duties and taxes that are recoverable subsequently from taxing authorities. The revalued fixed assets are restated at their estimated current replacement values as on 30th June 1987 as determined by the valuers.

Intangible Assets are stated at cost of acquisition less accumulated amortisation.

Leasehold land and leasehold improvements are amortised over the primary period of lease.

Borrowing Costs

Borrowing Costs that are attributable to the acquisition or construction of assets that necessarily take a substantial period of time to get ready for its intended use are capitalised as part of the cost of qualifying asset when it is possible that they will result in future economic

benefits and the cost can be measured reliably. Other borrowing costs are recognised as an expense in the period in which they are incurred.

1.4 Depreciation

i) Depreciation on fixed assets (other than revalued land and buildings and leased assets) is calculated on Straight line method on following basis:

Assets acquired upto June 30, 1987 on the basis of specified period under section 205(2) (b) of the Companies Act, 1956.

In respect of assets acquired after June 30, 1987, except assets relating to Nutraceutical Division, depreciation is charged based on estimated useful life of the assets at rates which are higher than the rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act. The depreciation rates followed are specified below : -

Buildings 1.67% to 3.65% Plant and Machinery 4.75% to 25.89% Vehicles 23.75% Computers 31.67% Furniture & Office Equipments 4.75 % to 23.75 %

In respect of Assets relating to Nutraceuticals Division, Assets are depreciated at rates specified in Schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956.

ii) In respect of additions and deletions during the year, depreciation charge is provided on pro-rata basis.

iii) Leased assets are fully depreciated over the primary lease period.

iv) Assets costing individually Rs 5000 or less are fully depreciated in the year of addition.

v) The difference between the depreciation for the year on revalued buildings and depreciation calculated on the original cost is recouped from the fixed assets revaluation reserve.

vi) Cost of patent is amortised over a period of 3 years.

1.5 Investments

Long term investments are stated at cost. Provision for diminution in value is made if the decline is other than temporary in nature. Current Investments are stated at lower of cost and fair value determined on the basis of each category of investments.

1.6 Inventories

i) Inventories are valued at the lower of cost and net realisable value.

ii) Cost includes all direct costs and applicable production overheads in the case of finished goods and work in progress, incurred in bringing such inventories to their present location and condition. Cost also includes all taxes and duties, but excludes duties and taxes that are subsequently recoverable from taxing authorities. (Excise Duty is included in the value of finished goods inventory).

iii) Raw materials, bought out items, consumables and stores and spares are valued at lower of weighted average cost and net realisable value.

iv) By products are valued at net realisable value.

v) Work-in-progress and Finished Goods are valued at lower of cost and net realisable value. Excise Duty is included in the value of finished goods inventory.

1.7 Revenue Recognition

i) Revenue from sale is recognised when risks and rewards of ownership are transferred to the buyer under the terms of the contract.

ii) Sales include Excise duty recovered and are stated net of trade discounts and sales returns.

iii) Income from services rendered is booked based on agreements/arrangements with the concerned parties.

iv) Export Incentive under Duty Entitlement Pass Book Scheme are treated as income in the year of export at the estimated realisable value.

v) Interest on investments is booked on a time proportion basis taking into account the amounts invested and the rate of interest.

vi) Dividend income is accounted for in the year in which the right to receive the payment is established. ward exchange contracts and other instruments that are in substance a forward exchange contract to hedge its risks associated with foreign currency fluctuations. The premium or discount arising at the inception of the foreign exchange contract or similar instrument is amortised as expense or income over the life of the contract. Exchange difference on such contracts is recognised in the Profit & Loss Account in the year in which the exchange rates change.

Any profit or loss arising on cancellation of a forward exchange contract is recognised as income or expense for the year.

1.9 Derivative Instruments and Hedge Accounting

The company uses forward contracts to hedge its risks associated with foreign currency fluctuations relating certain firm commitments and forecasted transactions. The Company designates these as cash flow hedges.

The use of forward contracts is governed by the companys policies on the use of such financial derivatives consistent with the companys risk management strategy. The company does not use derivative financial instruments for speculative purposes.

Forward contract derivative instruments are initially measured at fair value, and are re-measured at subsequent reporting dates. Changes in the fair value of these derivatives that are designated and effective as hedges of future cash flows are recognised directly in “Hedge Reserve Account” under Shareholders Funds and the ineffective portion is recognised immediately in the profit and loss account.

Changes in the fair value of derivative financial instruments that do not qualify for hedge accounting are recognised in the Profit and Loss Account as they arise.

Hedge accounting is discontinued when the hedging instrument expires or is sold, terminated, or exercised, or no longer qualifies for hedge accounting. If any of these events occur or if a hedged transaction is no longer expected to occur, the net cumulative gain or loss recognised in “Hedging Reserve Account” under Shareholders fund is transferred to the Profit and Loss account for the year.

1.10 Employee Benefits

a. Short Term Employee Benefits :

All employee benefits payable wholly within twelve months of rendering the service are classified as short term employee benefits. Short term employee benefits, including accumulated compensated absences, at the balance sheet date, are recognised as an expense as per the Companys scheme based on expected obligations on undiscounted basis.

b. Long Term Employee Benefits :

The obligation for long term employee benefits such as long term compensated absence is provided for based on actuarial valuation as at the balance sheet date, using the Projected Unit Credit Method.

i) Defined Contribution Plans: -

The companys superannuation scheme, state governed provident fund scheme and employee state insurance scheme are defined contribution plans. Fixed contributions to the Superannuation Fund, which is administered by trustees and managed by LIC are charged to the Profit and Loss Account. The Company has no liability for future Superannuation Fund benefits other than its annual contribution and recognizes such contributions as an expense in the year incurred.

The contribution paid/payable under the schemes is recognised during the period in which the employee renders the related service.

ii) Defined Benefit Plans: -

Employees pension scheme and provident fund scheme managed by Trust are the companys defined benefit plans. The company also makes annual contribution to a Gratuity fund administered by LIC.

The present value of obligation under such defined benefit plans is determined based on actuarial valuation as at the balance sheet date, using the Projected Unit Credit Method, which recognises each period of service as giving rise to additional unit of employee benefit entitlement and measures each unit separately to determine the final obligation.

Actuarial gains/losses are absorbed in the financial statements.

iii) Deferred Compensation cost: -

In respect of stock options, Stock options granted to the employees under the stock option scheme established are evaluated as per the accounting treatment prescribed by the Employee Stock Option Scheme and Employee Stock Purchase Scheme Guidelines, 1999 issued by Securities Exchange Board of India. The Company follows the intrinsic value method of accounting for the options and accordingly, the excess of market value of the stock options as on date of grant over the exercise price of the options, if any, is recognised as deferred employee compensation cost and is charged to the Profit and Loss Account on graded vesting basis over the vesting period of the options.

1.11 Miscellaneous Expenditure

Voluntary Separation Scheme expenditure is amortised over the expected period of future benefits but not over a period of more than five years.

1.12 Taxes on Income

Current tax is determined based on the liability computed in accordance with the relevant tax rates and tax laws.

Deferred tax is recognised for timing differences arising between the taxable income and accounting income computed using the tax rates and the laws that have been enacted or substantively enacted as of the balance sheet date. Deferred tax assets in respect of unabsorbed depreciation and carry

forward of losses under tax laws, are recognised if there is virtual certainty that there will be sufficient future taxable income available to realise such Deferred tax assets. Other Deferred tax assets are recognised if there is a reasonable certainty that there will be sufficient future taxable income available to realise such Deferred tax assets.

1.13 Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets

Provisions are recognised only when there is a present obligation as a result of past events and when a reasonable estimate of the amount of obligation can be made. Contingent liability is disclosed for (i) possible obligation which will be confirmed only by future events not wholly within the control of the company or (ii) present obligations arising from past events where it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation or a reliable estimate of the amount of the obligation cannot be made. Contingent assets are neither recognised nor disclosed in the financial statements.

1.14 Segment reporting

a. The generally accepted accounting principles used in the preparation of the financial statements are applied to record revenue and expenditure in individual segments.

b. Segment revenue and segment results include transfers between business segments. Such transfers are accounted for at the agreed transaction value and such transfers are eliminated in the consolidation of the segments.

c. Expenses that are directly identifiable to segments are considered for determining the segment result. Expenses which relate to the company as a whole and are not allocable to segments are included under unallocated corporate expenses.

d. Segments assets and liabilities include those directly identifiable with the respective segments. Unallocated corporate assets and liabilities represent the assets and liabilities that relate to the company as a whole and not allocable to any segment.

1.15 Impairment of Assets

The carrying amounts of assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date if there is any indication of impairment based on internal/external factors. An impairment loss is recognised wherever the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the greater of the assets net selling price and value in use.