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Kore Foods Ltd.

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52-Week high 19.65
52-Week low 1.73
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 11
Buy Price 0.00
Buy Qty 0.00
Sell Price 0.00
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Kore Foods Ltd. (PHILCORP) - Director Report

Company director report

To The Members of Kore Foods Limited

The Directors of your company present their 38th Annual Report together with theAudited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2021.

Financial Highlight




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In view of the accumulated losses the Directors do not recommend any dividend for thefinancial year 2020-21.

Current Business

To develop the nut business on a processing fee basis to Nutty Treats and Foods PrivateLimited.

Management Discussion and Analysis Report

A detailed analysis of Company's performance is discussed in the Management Discussionand Analysis Report attached as Annexure - I.

Corporate Governance

Report on Company's Corporate Governance is appended as Annexure II and compliancecertificate from auditors which forms part of this Annual Report.

The Company is in compliance with the requirements stipulated under SEBI (ListingObligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015 with regard to CorporateGovernance.

Board Evaluation

Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 2013 and SEBI (Listing Obligations andDisclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015 the Board has carried out an annualperformance evaluation of its own performance the directors individually as well as theevaluation of the working of its Audit Nomination & Remuneration and otherCommittees. The manner in which the evaluation has been carried out has been explained inthe Corporate Governance Report.

Director's Responsibility Statement

In terms of Section 134 (5) of the Companies Act 2013 the Board of Directors to thebest of their knowledge and ability confirm:

a. That in the preparation of the Annual Accounts the applicable Accounting Standardshave been followed and there has been no material departure;

b. That the selected accounting policies were applied consistently and the Directorsmade judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fairview of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31 2021 and of the losses of theCompany for the year ended on that date;

c. That proper and sufficient care has been taken for the maintenance of adequateaccounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act 2013 forsafeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and otherirregularities;

d. That the Directors have prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis;

e. That proper internal financial controls were in place and that the financialcontrols were adequate and were operating effectively; and

f. That systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws were inplace and were adequate and operating effectively.

Declaration by Independent Directors

All Independent Directors have given declarations under Section 149 (7) of theCompanies Act 2013 that they meet the criteria of independence as laid down under Section149(6) of the Companies Act 2013 and SEBI (Listing Obligations and DisclosureRequirements) Regulations 2015. All Independent Directors have also given the declarationunder Rule 6 (1) and (2) of Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules2014.


a) Mr. John Silveira was reappointed as Managing Director in the Board Meeting held on08.02.2021 for a further term of two years from 01 April 2021 to 31 March 2023 which issubject to approval of Shareholders in the general meeting.

b) Mr. Kundapoor D. Bhat was reappointed as a Director of the Company liable to retireby rotation in the Annual General Meeting held on 29.09.2020.

Key Managerial Personnel

In terms of Section 203 of the Companies Act 2013 following are the Key ManagerialPersonnel (KMP) of the Company during the Financial Year 2020-21:

Sr. No. Name of the KMP


1 *John Silveira

Managing Director

2 Shalini Lobo

Chief Financial Officer

3 Puja Joshi

Company Secretary-cum- Compliance Officer and Key Managerial Personnel



* Re-appointed as a Managing Director for a period of two years with effect from01.04.2021.

Details of remuneration drawn by the Key Managerial Personnel are mentioned in MGT-9.

Extract of Annual Return as per Section 92 (3)

As provided under Section 92(3) of the Companies Act 2013 extract of the Annual Returnin form MGT 9 is available on the Company's website at URL:

Board and Committee Meetings

During the year under review 5 Board Meetings 5 Audit Committee Meetings wereconvened and held. The details of the same are given in the Corporate Governance Report.The intervening gap between two consecutive meetings was within the period prescribedunder the Companies Act 2013 SEBI Listing Regulations and Circulars issued by Ministryof Corporate Affairs and Securities and Exchange Board of India in view of Covid-19Pandemic.

The details of the composition of the Board and Committee Meetings and the number ofmeetings held during the year including the attendance of Board and members of theCommittees are given in the Corporate Governance Report.

All recommendations of the Audit Committee were accepted by the Board.

Internal Financial Control

The Company has an Internal Financial Control System commensurate with the size scaleand complexity of its operations. The Audit Committee of the Board periodically reviewsthe internal control system with the Management Internal Auditor and Statutory Auditorand the adequacy of internal audit functions significant internal audit findings andfollow up thereon.

Statutory Auditors

The Company's auditor M/s. S.V. Shah & Associates (Firm Registration No. 139517W)were appointed as statutory auditors for 5 years at the 34 Annual General Meeting held on05 September 2017. Accordingly the said firm will continue to be the statutory auditorstill the conclusion of Annual General Meeting for Financial Year 2021-22.

Statutory Auditors' Observation

The report of the statutory auditor does not contain qualification or adverse remark.The emphasis of matter in the Auditor's Report has been explained in Note No. 20(1) 20(2)to the annual accounts in the Annual Report. Incase of Note 20(13) (d) no provision hasbeen made for interest.

Secretarial Auditor

Pursuant to Section 204 of the Companies Act 2013 and the Companies (Appointment andRemuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules 2014 the Company has appointed Ms. GirijaNagvekar (COP No. 10335/Membership No. 10358) a Practicing Company Secretary to undertakethe Secretarial Audit of the Company for the year under review.

The Secretarial Audit Report is annexed herewith to the Annual Report - Annexure III.The Secretarial Audit Report does not contain any qualification reservation or adverseremark however it contains certain observations which are self explanatory.

Cost Auditor

The Company is not required to maintain cost records as per the Companies (Cost Recordsand Audit) Amendment Rules 2014.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

The Company does not fulfill the criteria for undertaking CSR activity under Section135 of the Companies Act 2013 (hereinafter referred as 'the Act') and the Companies(Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules 2014 and hence the same is not applicableto the Company during the year under review.

Related Party Transactions

During the year under review the Company has entered into transactions with relatedparties in the ordinary course of business and at arm's length. The particulars of relatedparty transactions entered during the year is provided in Form AOC-2 which is annexed tothis report as Annexure VI.

Disclosure under The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention Prohibitionand Redressal) Act 2013

The Company has in place an anti- sexual harassment policy in line with the requirementof The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention

Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) has been set up to redress complaints receivedregarding sexual harassment. All employees (permanent contractual temporary trainees)are covered under this policy. This policy is gender neutral.

During the year under review there were no complaints referred to ICC.

Vigil Mechanism/Whistle Blower Policy

The Company has a Vigil Mechanism/Whistle Blower Policy the details of this areexplained in the Corporate Governance Report.

Risk Management

The Company business is exposed to many internal and external risks and it hasconsequently put in place a robust risk management framework to identify and evaluatebusiness risks and opportunities. The risk management process consists of riskidentification risk assessment and risk mitigation.

The Board periodically reviews the risk management plan for the Company includingidentification of elements of risks if any which in the opinion of the Board may affectthe operations of the Company.

Remuneration Policy

The Board has on the recommendation of the Nomination & Remuneration Committeeframed a policy for selection and appointment of Directors Senior Management and theirremuneration. The details of Remuneration Policy are stated in the Corporate Governancereport.

Conservation of Energy Technology Absorption Foreign Exchange Earnings and Outgo

Section 134(3)(m) of the Companies Act 2013 read with rule 8(3) of the Companies(Accounts) Rules 2014 is forming part of the Directors' Report for the year ended 31March 2021.

Conservation of Energy

Since the Company is not involved in any type of business activity the Energyconservation provision is not applicable to the company.

Technology Absorption

Expenditure incurred on Research & Development Nil

Imported technology during last 3 years - None

Foreign Exchange Earnings and Outgo: Nil Public Deposits

During the financial year 2020-21 your Company had not accepted any deposit within themeaning of Sections 73 and 74 of the Companies Act 2013 read together with the Companies(Acceptance and Deposits) Rules 2014.

Particulars of Loans/Advances/Investments outstanding during the financial year

Company does not have any loans/advances/investments outstanding during the year underreview and hence provisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act 2013 are not applicable.

Employee Remuneration

The ratio of remuneration of each Director to the median employees remuneration andother details in terms of Section 197 (12) of the Companies Act 2013 read with Rule 5(1)of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules 2014 areforming part of this Report as Annexure IV.

Particulars of the employees as required under Section 197(12) of the Companies Act2013 read with Rule 5(2) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of ManagerialPersonnel) Rules 2014 are not applicable as the Company did not have any employee drawingremuneration in excess of the sums prescribed.

Significant and Material Orders passed by the Regulators or Courts

During the year of review there were no significant and material orders being passed bythe regulatory or Court or Tribunal which can impact the going concern status of theCompany and its operations in future.

Material changes and commitment if any affecting financial position of the Company

There have been no material changes and commitments affecting the financial positionof the Company which have occurred between the end of the Financial year of the Company towhich the Financial statements relate and the date of this Report.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic:

The Covid-19 pandemic impact is continuing from the last financial year.

The Company has entered into a processing/Lease Rental Agreement of its factory withNutty Treats And Foods Private Limited. Since the arrival of Covid-19 Pandemic the saidfactory was temporarily shut down during the lockdown and was not operational for sometime and there is a reduction in the processing fees.

During lockdown the employees of our company employed at the registered office of thecompany were working from home and the required office connectivity was established.

Employee Stock Option Scheme

The Company has no Employee Stock Option Scheme.

Awards & Recognition

The Company has not received any awards and recognitions during the year under review.


Your Directors place on record their appreciation for the continuing support andcooperation from all the stakeholders. The Directors also take this opportunity to thankthe employees for their dedicated service throughout the year.

For and on behalf of the Board

Sadashiv Shet


DIN: 02227102

Place : Mapusa
Date : 17 June 2021