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બીએસઈ: 590063  |  ઍનઍસઈ : DUNCANSLTD  |  ISIN: INE508A01022  |  Plantations - Tea & Coffee

કંપનીનો ઈતિહાસ - ડંકન્સ ઇન્ડસ્ટ્રીઝ
YEAR                                                        EVENTS
 1895 - The Company was incorporated at Calcutta.  The main object of
 the
              Company is cultivation of tea and manufacture of
 cigarettes, pipe
               tobacco and agricultural produce like cardamom,
 citronella oil,
               etc.
 
 1948 - 4,500 Bonus Equity shares issued in the prop. of 1:1.
 
 1964 - With effect from 1st January the Hantapara Tea Co. Ltd.,
 owning
              Hantapara and Dumchipura Tea Estates was amalgamated
 with the
              Company.  As a result, the Company acquired a total
 holding of
              more than 50% in the share capital of Poobong Tea Co.,
 Ltd. 
 
           - 5000 Pref. and 24,000 No. of Equity shares allotted to
 members
              of Hantapara Tea Co., Ltd., upon its merger with the
 Company.
 
 1966 - 6,600 bonus Equity shares issued in the prop. 1:5.
 
 1968 - 7,920 Bonus Equity shares issued in prop. 1:5.
 
 1970 - With effect from 1st January Gungaram Tea Co., Ltd. were
 merged
              with the Company effective from 1st January, 1972 and
 1st
              January, 1973 respectively.
 
            - 66,587 No. of Equity shares allotted on 10th February
 1971 to
              members of Gungaram Tea Co. Ltd.
 
 1972 - 1,182 7.5% pref. and 8.29% No. of Equity shares issued to
 members
              of Kotamullai Tea Co., Ltd., upon its merger.
 
 1973 - 8,753 No. of Equity shares issued to the shareholders of Ledo
 Tea
              Co., Ltd., Pursuant to the scheme of Amalgamation.
 
 1974 - The scheme of amalgamation of the Marybons & Keyl Tea
 Estates,
              Ltd., which became a subsidiary in 1973, with the
 Company was
             approved by Calcutta High Court with effect from 1st
 January.
 
 1977 - National Tobacco Co., of India, Ltd., was merged with the
             Company effective from 1st March.  As a result, the
 Company
             acquired two cigarette factories, one at Bikkavolu in
 Andhra
             Pradesh and the other at Agarpara in West Bengal.  The
 Company
             allotted to the member of National Tobacco Co. of India,
 Ltd.,
             without payment in cash 19,980-5.85% redeemable
 cumulative
             preference shares of Rs.100 each and 9,997 No. of Equity
 shares
             of Rs.100 each.
 
          - Subject to necessary approvals being obtained,
 Veerayalakshmi 
             Investments, Ltd. was proposed to be amalgamated in the
 SG
             Investments and Industries, Ltd. a Company listed on the
 Calcutta
             Stock Exchange.
 
           - 64,382 Bonus Equity shares issued in prop. 1:2.
 
 1979 - The Lankappara tea gardens was split into two viz., Lankapara
 and
              Tulipara tea gardens in order to ensure closer and
 better
              supervision.
 
 1980 - Authorised capital reclassified during 1979.  19,980-5.8%
             redeemable cumulative pref. shares, 25,000-6.5%
 redeemable
             cumulative pref. shares and 9,997 No. of Equity shares
 were
             allotted to members of National Tobacco Co. of India
 Ltd.,
             without payment in cash on amalgamation.
 
 1983 - For the first time the Company undertook packeting operations
 at
              its tea factories.  The Company introduced two more
 brands of
              tea, viz., `Gold Cup' and `Shakti Dust' apart from
 Rothmans king
              size cigarettes.  The Company also produced and launched
 a 100%
              non-tabacco smoking product under the brand name
 `Smokette'.
 
           - The Company revalued some of its estates, land and other
 assets
              as on 31st December.  The net surplus amount arising out
 of this
              was transferred to revaluation reserve.
 
 1984 - Packeting of tea in consumer packs continued.  A unique brand
              `Come Home' was also launched towards the end of the
 year.
 
           - Old tea garden was disposed of with effect from 1st
 January.
 
 1985 - The Company formulated a substantial capital expenditure
               programme for its tea garden to equip the tea factories
 to handle
              additional production and to improve the
 infrastructural
              facilities.
 
            - Keeping in view the long term prospects, the Company
 was
              identifying additional land in North Bengal to bring
 under tea
              cultivation. 
 
 1986 - Adverse weather conditions led to a decline in production to
             12,025 tonnes in the total crop harvested compared to
 previous
              year.  Also a sharp decline was experienced on the
 exports front
              due to stagnant demand.
 
           - On 29th January, the Company allotted 15% non-convertible
 secured
              redeemable debentures of the aggregate value of Rs.550
 lakhs to
              financial institutions and other bodies.
 
           - These debentures are redeemable at a premium of 5% on the
 expiry
              of 7th from the date of allotment.
 
            - After obtaining the necessary approvals, the Company
 reduced its
              capital with effect from 1st January, by cancelling the
 existing
              25,000-6.5% redeemable cumulative preference shares of
 Rs.100
              each.  19,980-5.8% redeemable cumulative preference
 shares of
              Rs.100 each and 1,500-8% cumulative preference shares of
 Rs.100
              each and 2,182-7.5% cumulative preference shares of
 Rs.100 each
              aggregating to an equivalent of Rs.48,66,200 by the
 issue and
              allotment of 48,662-15% non-convertible secured
 debentures of
              Rs.100 each fully paid-up aggregating to an equivalent
 of
              Rs.48,66,200 to the holders of the said preference
 shares in the
              prop. 1:1. 
 
            - Capital reduced by conversion of pref. shares into
 debentures. 
              Authorised capital reclassified and increased.
 
 1987 - A fire broke out in the company's tea factory at Marybong Tea
             Estate on 9th September.
 
 1989 - 1,01,572 bonus shares issued in proportion 1:2
 
 1991 - 15% secured redeemable partly convertible debentures
 aggregating
              Rs.3,999.38 Lakhs were allotted on Rights basis.
 
          - Authorised capital increased in December 1990.  Equity
 shares
            subdivided in April 1991.
 
          - During the year an extensive distribution network has been
 set up in major
             overseas market to cater to the needs or such importers.
 
 
           - The Company also effected cancellation of Preference
 Shares aggregating to
              Rs.48.66 lacs with effect from 1st January, 1986 and in
 lieu thereof, issued  on 19th
              April, 1986, fully paid 15% Non-Convertible Secured
 Redeemable Debentures,
              redeemable after the expiry of 10 years from the
 aforesaid issue date.
 
 1992 - As at 31st March, 1,60,017 No. of Equity shares of the
 Company
             were held by Field Investments, Ltd., the holding
 Company.
 
          - The Company has promoted certain projects in areas like
 bio-technology,
             software development, hospital and medical care and
 financial services in
             which the  future is promising and long term prospects
 are good.
 
           - Veeryalakshmi Investments Limited is proposed to be
 amalgamated
              with S.G. Investments & Industries Ltd., which is a
 listed Company in the Calcutta
              Stock Exchange, and has  ceased  to  be  a subsidiary of
 the Company.
 
 
 1993 - The issue of  15%--Redeemable Secured Partly Convertible
 Debentures
               (Debentures) of Rs 125 each on a rights basis to  the
 members  and to the
               employees was oversubscribed.
 
            - The Debentures were converted  into  Ordinary Shares
 (one share for every
               Debenture) of Rs 10 each at a premium of  Rs 50 per
 share on 24th February.
 
             - During the year an extensive distribution network has
 been set up in major
                overseas market to cater to the needs or such
 importers.
 
 1994 - The name of CCFCL has been changed to DUNCANS INDUSTRIES
               LIMITED from 1st November.
 
            - The Company in the initial stage, proposes to make
 public issues of about 
               Rs. 325 crores in one or more tranches at an
 appropriate time with an appropriate
               premium..
 
            - Andhra Cements Limited (ACL) has become a subsidiary of
 this Company on 1st
              July,  pursuant to an investment of Rs. 7.25 crores by
 DAIL in its equity capital.
 
           - 8236840 No. of Equity Shares to be issued in keeping with
 exchange ratio of 5:4
              for 6589472 Ordinary Shares of erstwhile DAIL issued and
 subscribed both as on
              31st December, 1993 as also as on 31st March, 1994. 
 
           - 988385 No. of Equity Shares are further required to be
 issued in respect of 3953540
             Ordinary Shares isssued by erstwhile DAlL in August, 1994
 keeping in view the
             exchange ratio of 5:4 as above.
 
 1995 - Duncans Agro Industries Limited (DAIL) merged with the
 Company.
 
 1996 - The Tea Division has been one of the industry pioneers in
 introducing the concept of
               total quality into its operations.  During the year
 under review, the Division's Darjeeling
               tea gardens, namely, Marybong and Runglee, received the
 ISO 9002 Quality Systems
               Certification award from the Bureau of Indian
 Standards.
 
            - The Company, during the year under review, issued
 5,00,00015% Redeemable Cumulative
               Non-Convertible Preference Shares of Rs.100 each at par
 aggregating to Rs. 5 crores to
               Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd.
 
            - Ahalya Investments Ltd., Cape Investments Ltd., Colorado
 Investments Ltd., Danube
              Investments Ltd. and Stage Investments Ltd. have ceased
 to be subsidiaries of the
              Company.
 
 1997 - Messrs. Bhaskar Banerjee and V. R. Kaushik have now been
 redesignated
              Senior Managing Director and Managing Director
 respectively.
 
            - 3542322 15% partly Convertible Secured Redeemable
 Debentures
               (Non-convertible part of Rs. 65 each) is redeemable
 after the expiry of 7 to 10
               years from the issue date, i.e., 24th August, 1992 in
 instalments.
 
            - The Company has, during the year, issued Foreign
 Currency Convertible Bonds
               (FCCB) aggregating to Swiss Franc 50 million to foreign
 investors with a maturity
               period of seven years from the date of issue.
 
 1998 - The Panki Unit was awarded the Best Overall Performance Award
 in the entire
               industry by the Fertiliser Association of India (FAI).
 
            - Seven lacs Redeemable Cumulative Non-convertible
 Preference Shares of
               Rs. 100 each were issued during the year to select
 domestic investors.
 
            - Mr. M. L. Bhakta resigned from the Board during the year
 under review
               for reasons of health.
 
            - E. Hill & Company Limited ceased to be a Subsidiary
 during the year
               under review.
 
            - 10,000,000 Equity Shares of Rs. 10 each fully paid up
 have been
               allotted for consideration other than cash.
 
            - The Company had allotted in October 1996, 5000000 Equity
 Shares of
               Rs. 10 each at a premium of Rs. 54.08 each to Angsana
 (Mauritius)
               Investment Limited, a Subsidiary of Temasek Holdings
 (Pte) Limited, an
               investment arm of the Singapore Government.
 
            - The Company had issued on November, 1996 Foreign
 Currency
               Convertible Bonds (FCCB) aggregating to Swiss Franc 50
 million to
               foreign investors with a maturity period of seven
 years.
 
            - The Company has given an undertaking to the concerned
 Financial
               Institution to buy back 1416822 Equity Shares in
 Herdillia Oxides and
               Electronics Limited at a price to ensure 22% return.
 
 1999 - Amalgamation of five Group investment companies, Arvind
 Investments Ltd.,
             Field Investments Ltd., Keya Trading Company Ltd., Krish
 Management Services Pvt.
             Ltd. and Quandong Investments Ltd. into this Company with
 effect from 1st March.
 
          - Quality Management System and Environment Management
 Systems as per the
             ISO 9002 and ISO 14001 specifications have been
 introduced in the Fertiliser Division.
 
          - A prolonged drought in North-East India during the early
 part of the 1999 Tea Season
            severely affected the first flush crop.
 
          - Mr. G.P Goenka has been appointed a whole-time Director
 from 1st August, 1999.
 
 2000 - The Rs 125-crore Duncans Gleneagles Hospital, a 50:50 joint
 venture between
              Duncans Industries Ltd and Gleneagles of Singapore, will
 be fully operational
              by mid-May.
 
            - Duncans Industries is getting a new packet tea head. 
 And the new man is Pinaki Pan, former general            manager
 (eastern) of Glaxo Smithkline. 
 
            - Duncans Industries which has relaunched its flagship
 brand Double Diamond CTC tea               bags which they propose to
 launch in the major metros as part of its strategy to build and       
        reposition existing brands.
 
 2003
 
 -High Court okays Phosphate Chemicals' wind up petition over Duncan
 Ind
 
 2006
 -Company has Appointed Mr. Ashvani Mehta as a Director as well as
 Managing Director.
 
 2007
 
 -Duncans Industries Ltd has appointed Mr. Debadatta Sengupta, as an
 Additional Director of the Company with immediate effect.
 
 -Duncans Industries Ltd has informed that at the meeting of the Board
 of Directors of the Company held on November 01, 2007 Mr. Kalyan
 Mukhopadhyay, who has joined as Company Secretary with effect from
 October 24, 2007, has been appointed as the Compliance Officer with
 immediate effect.
 
 2011
 -Duncans Industries Ltd has informed that Mr. S. K. Kinra, has been
 appointed as Special Director.
 -Duncans Industries Ltd has informed that in the Board Meeting of the
 Company held on November 14, 2011, the Board has inducted two
 Additional Directors viz. Mr. Shilvardhan Goenka and Dr. A. L.
 Ananthanarayanan.
 
 2012
 -Duncans Industries Ltd has informed that the Board of Directors of
 the Company at its meeting held on May 14, 2012, inter alia, has
 appointed Mr. G. P. Goenka as Whole-time Director 
 
 2014
 Duncans Industries Ltd has informed that Mr. Rajesh Sharma has been
 appointed as Managing Director of the Company.
 
 
 
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