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Monatana International Ltd.

BSE: 515121 Sector: Consumer
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Monatana International Ltd. (MONATANAINTL) - Director Report

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1995 MONTANA INTERNATIONAL LIMITED DIRECTORS REPORT The Directors have pleasure in presenting their fifth Annual Report on the business and operations of your Company and the audited Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31st March, 1995. OPERATIONS During the year under review, your Company has earned a cash, surplus of Rs. 12 lacs. EXPORTS During the year, 99134 dozens of coffee mugs valued at Rs. 147.90 were exported to major countries in Europe, USA, South Korea and Maldives. Your company has become one of the largest exporters of ceramic novelties in this country. The pioneering effort will witness the sales significant improving during the current year. DOMESTIC SALES Your company could sell in the domestic market to the tune Rs. 33.39 lacs on the Advance DTA permission obtained from VEPZ, Vizag. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Considering the nature of the business, continuous development in moulds for various samples is taking place. Your company is now able to meet the stringent specifications of the customers in the international markets. Efforts are continuously focussed on indigenisation and human skill development. DEPOSITS During the year under review, your Company accepted fixed deposits. The company has no overdue deposit as at 31st March, 1995. EMPLOYEES The industrial relation during the year was harmonious. Your Directors wish to place on record the excellent co-operation extended by the employees in achieving the objectives. DIRECTORS During the year, Mr. J.R. Som Chaudhuri was co-opted as nominee director of State Bank of India. In accordance with the requirements of the Companies Act, 1956 and the Articles of Association, Dr. S.R. Ganesh, Director, retires by rotation at this Annual General Meeting and being eligible, offers himself for reappointment. AUDITORS M/s. K. Vijayaraghavan & Associates, Chartered Accountants, Hyderabad, the Auditors of the Company retire at the conclusion of this Annual General Meeting and are eligible for reappointment. ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE The particulars relating to conservation of Energy, Technology absorption and Foreign Exchange earnings and outgo as required under Section 217 (1) (e) of the Companies Act, 1956 is enclosed as part of the Report. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Your Directors place on record the appreciation for the sincere efforts and active involvement of employees at various levels. The Directors also place on record the appreciation for the support received from Banks, Government agencies, Vendors and valued customers. ANNEXURE A) CONSERVATION OF ENERGY : (a) Energy Conservation and measures taken : The Company has been continuously making all efforts for conservation of energy and adequate steps in this regard are being taken. (b) Additional Investment and proposals if any being implemented for reduction of energy : Presently, no additional investment required. (c) Impact of measures of (a) & (b) above : As the company is in its first year of operation, the impact on the savings in energy cost cannot be quantified. FORM - A Form of disclosure of particulars with respect to conservation of energy A) Power and Fuel Consumption Sl. Name of Energy Units 1994-95 No. 1. Electricity a) Purchased Units in KWHr 6,40,346 Total amount Rs. 13,41,683 Rate/Unit Rs./KWHr 2.10 b) Captive power consumption Units in KWHr 2,45,298 Units/Ltr KWHr/Ltr 3.00 Rate/Unit Rs./KWHr 2.68 2. Furnance Oil (HSD) Quantity KL 5,431 Total Amount Rs. 43,45,000 Rate/KL Rs. 800 B) CONSUMPTION PER DOZEN OF PRODUCTION Sl. Item of Energy Unit 1994 - 95 No. 1. Electricity KWHr 4.50 2. Furnance Oil (HSD) Ltrs 2.76 FORM - B RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT 1. Specific areas in which R & D carried out by the Company : Standardisation in process and setting up of process parameters in being carried out. Also, improvement of designs of moulds for making end products. 2. Benefits derived as a result of the above R & D : The company would achieve better productivity and cost reduction due to standardisation of process. There will be a potential for increase in sales. 3. Future plan of action : The Company's R & D efforts will be towards upgradation of the present products and expanding the range of tablewere to suit the needs of global customers. 4. Expenditure in R & D : The Company has incurred an expenditure of Rs. 1,69,48,333/- for product and market development. TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION, ADOPTION AND INNOVATION The technology of the foreign collaborator has been absorbed and fully adopted. With the R & D efforts in standardising the process parameters, further improvement in the quality is envisaged. FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS/OUTGOINGS Earnings in Foreign Currency : Rs. 150.74 lacs (Previous year Rs. Nil) Expenditure in Foreign Currency : Rs. 65.26 lacs (Previous year Rs. 44.97 lacs) for and on behalf of the Board P. MADAN MOHAN Managing Director Place : Hyderabad, Dated : 28th June, 1995.