1 Meet Darshana - a class six student from Dabhkhal village of Kaprada, Gujarat - who is visibly elated to see a fully-grown ridge gourd that she nurtured in her backyard. She is a student of Atul Adhyapika Sundariben. We share the happiness and excitement of students like Darshana, who stay in remote villages, and have learnt and experienced the joy of growing vegetables in their backyards through the Ankur project. Atul Nutrition Garden and Ankur are the two major projects, wherein Atul Foundation provided seeds and necessary training to the children and their families to grow nutritious vegetables in their backyards. These projects secured supply of nutritious food for the children and their families, and were a learning experience for them. Contents When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves. ~ David Orr Legacy 01 Outreach 13 Identity 03 Operational highlights 14 Purpose and Values 03 Impact assessments 26 Chairperson's foreword 04 Financial highlights 27 Organisation 05 Auditor’s Report 28 Institutions 06 Acknowledgements 35 Footprint 12 Make a difference 36 Introduction to the programs 13
1 Legacy Much before the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility had evolved into its present form, Atul Ltd (Atul) has been engaged in serving the society with diverse initiatives related to education, empowerment, health, relief, infrastructure and conservation. Kasturbhai Lalbhai, the Founder of Atul and an Indian legend, ensured complete commitment to community development and welfare in every company he established. The primary reason for the establishment of Atul was to generate largescale employment and consequently improve the standard of living in rural India. His passion to give back to the society was reflected in his daily schedule; he spent half a day on growing businesses while the other half was dedicated solely to social service. He appointed Balwantrai Mazumdar, an economist and Siddharth Lalbhai, his elder son and a chemical engineer, to develop Atul, both of whom continued with the fine legacy. In 1978, Siddharth Lalbhai laid the foundation of Atul Rural Development Fund in an endeavour to further the rich legacy of his father and bring focus to rural development initiatives undertaken by Atul. He personally oversaw these initiatives which were being implemented and took keen interest in consistently improving their quality, variety and impact. Over the years, with an increase in the number and scope of various initiatives related to serving the society, Atul Foundation was established in 2010 as an umbrella trust of Atul.
2 Annual Report 2020-21 I Atul Foundation Kasturbhai Lalbhai (1894 - 1980) The legacy of Kasturbhai Lalbhai has been synonymous with three terms: excellence, perseverance and trusteeship. Social responsibility must include sympathy, helpfulness and willingness to forego self interest in order to promote the welfare, happiness and contentment of others and of the country as a whole. ~ Kasturbhai Lalbhai Balwantrai Mazumdar (1902 -1981) An economist, Balwantrai Mazumdar was a voracious reader, sound thinker, patient listener and a farsighted professional. He created an atmosphere of camaraderie that brought out the collective best in the people of Atul. He was the moving force behind making the rst site of Atul one of the largest eco-friendly manufacturing facilities of its kind in the world. He remained with the Group till the end of his life as did most of the people who worked with Kasturbhai Lalbhai. Siddharth Lalbhai (1923 - 1998) A chemical engineer and the elder son of our Founder, Siddharth Lalbhai dedicated his life to the development of Atul. He accorded equal value to creation of wealth and service to society. The principles of trusteeship that he upheld, the personal qualities of integrity, perseverance and simplicity that he lived by and the single-minded devotion that he gave to tasks on hand will always remain our guiding force.
3 Identity Atul Foundation was established by Atul on November 25, 2010. The Foundation is registered as a public charitable trust under Gujarat Public Trusts Act, 1950. Atul Foundation is an embodiment of the Purpose and Values of Atul towards serving the society. Purpose Atul Foundation is committed to fostering sustainable socio-economic upliftment, particularly in the lives of the underprivileged through relevant programs | projects. Values Empathy Perceive, relate and respond to the dif culties, emotions and needs of others Benevolence Help the needy without any discrimination, sel essly and humbly Collaboration Work as a team and develop meaningful partnerships to serve others Quality Conceive and execute projects to provide exemplary deliverables Honesty Re ect uprightness and transparency in every action Corporate Social Responsibility Policy of Atul Atul will volunteer its resources to the extent it can reasonably afford to contribute towards enhancing the quality of life, thereby the standard of living of people, particularly the marginalised sections of the society. Essentially, the indicative beneficiaries are the needy, who are living below the poverty line in rural or urban areas, particularly where Atul is operating. The endeavour is to uplift them through the chosen programs so that they can live with dignity and self-respect. CSR Committee of Atul Ms Shubhalakshmi Panse (Chairperson) Mr Sunil Lalbhai Mr Bharathy Mohanan
4 Annual Report 2020-21 I Atul Foundation Chairperson’s foreword Dear All, The COVID-19 pandemic has become a challenge for humanity. The magnitude and unpredictability of the pandemic has tested the resilience of mankind like we had never imagined. It has affected the lives and livelihoods of people. Atul Foundation in its own small way stepped up its efforts to serve the community particularly in the remote parts of Gujarat. In the year 2020-21, three schools under Atul Foundation, namely, Kalyani Shala, Atul Vidyalaya and Atul Vidyamandir conducted online classes and Atul Adhyapikas took up faliya-based classes to engage the students productively through activity-based learning. The Foundation along with Atul Institute of Vocational Excellence provided training and support to 113 tribal youth, transforming them into micro-entrepreneurs and trained 793 youth, farmers and women, which helped them to find suitable and sustainable livelihood opportunities. The Foundation, in collaboration with BAIF Development Research Foundation, supported 1,120 tribal families to grow nutrition gardens, which met the need of quality food as well as supplementary income for these families. Under the Ankur project, the Foundation trained and supported 4,777 children to grow vegetable gardens in their backyards. The Foundation provided necessary medical equipment to three hospitals to treat the patients infected with COVID-19. It alsoworked towards creating awareness by educating 25,000 villagers about COVID-19 safety protocols. Masks and grocery kits were distributed to the needy and adequate support was rendered to migrants to reach their villages safely. The Foundation has developed seven model anganwadis, constructed a white-topping road, renovated toilets in schools and upgraded public amenities in nearby villages to improve the quality of life of the rural community. The Foundation established a village-based solid waste management system (in Atul village) for the first time. It is with great delight and satisfaction that I report to you that the 125 cows given a year ago by Atul Foundation to as many poor families increased their income by three times; the cows valued at ` 66.37 lakhs generated an almost equivalent income of ` 66.04 lakhs for them in one year. Atul Foundation stands firm in its commitment to support the health and well-being of communities, especially the less fortunate. Many families have lost their breadwinners, many children have lost either one or both the parents and many people have lost jobs; they find their future bleak. The Foundation will work to dispel misconceptions about the vaccines amongst the reluctant urban as well as rural people. It will continue to drive a positive change by working relentlessly towards a better society. On behalf of Atul Foundation, I thank all the supporters and well-wishers for their continued support and cooperation. Sincerely, (Vimla Lalbhai) Chairperson
5 We are merely one tree with various types, shapes and sizes of leaves that all wave differently in the breeze. ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru The Management Committee of Atul Foundation works under the overall direction and guidance of the Board of Trustees. The Foundation is supported by teams required for operations and projects. The impact made by Atul Foundation is generally reviewed by the Management of Atul Ltd (quarterly), its Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (half-yearly) and the Board (yearly). The Foundation team consists of 310 members who work selflessly to build the community and make conscious efforts towards sustainable development. The management expenses remained at 3.84%. Organisation
6 Annual Report 2020-21 I Atul Foundation Institutions Atul Foundation serves the society through following institutions: Kalyani Shala Established: 1953 Current strength: 1,755 Students graduated: 6,966 Highlights • Provided quality education to students during the COVID-19 pandemic • Supported students through continuous communication and home visits • Facilitated classes for students using satellite communications; provided course worksheets to overcome network related problems • Supported 109 students with resources to enable digital education • Helped students participate in 14 virtual competitions at the district and state level
7 Atul Vidyalaya Established: 1991 Current strength: 1,258 Students graduated: 1,665 Highlights • Continued teaching through online classes and ensured uninterrupted learning for students during the pandemic • Organised virtual events such as Annual Day and Sports Day • Productively engaged students through extra co-curricular activities • Participated and won prizes in many district, state and national-level competitions • Organised the first ever intra-school Model United Nations Conference
8 Annual Report 2020-21 I Atul Foundation Atul Vidyamandir Adopted: 2009 Current strength: 362 Students graduated: 549 Highlights • Supported students residing at remote locations in Gujarat by visiting their homes • Distributed tablets having pre-installed course material • Provided grocery kits to 45 needy families • Supported 151 students to develop nutrition gardens • Facilitated 14 students to clear JEE and nine students to clear NEET entrance exams
9 Atul Institute of Vocational Excellence Established: 2011 Students graduated: 8,023 Highlights • 180 students graduated in 2020-21 • Supported students and alumni through continuous communication to help resolve their difficulties • Sourced alternate job opportunities for students who were left unemployed due to the pandemic • Continued online training for students during the pandemic • Promoted awareness among 8,000 students to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic
10 Annual Report 2020-21 I Atul Foundation Urmi Empowering women since 1953 Promoted Urmi products in four villages Introduced kadha mix to build immunity and promote holistic health Uploaded Urmi products on digital platforms to enhance reach
11 Industrial Training Institutes Adopted: 2011 and 2017 The Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in Khergam, Sagbara, Ankleshwar and Bilimora operate under the public-private partnership model with the Government of Gujarat. The ITIs offer courses for a duration of one to two years in a range of vocations. Atul Club Established: 1995 Atul Club provides quality sport and recreational facilities to residents of Atul and surrounding towns | villages. It offers facilities for badminton, billiards, swimming, table-tennis and also has a well-equipped gymnasium. Utkarsh Established: 1965 Utkarsh provides a platform to promote social and cultural programs for residents of Atul and surrounding villages. It organises music and dance competitions, annual funfairs and cultural events. Ulhas Established: 1961 Ulhas promotes the health and well-being of residents of Atul and surrounding villages. It organises cricket tournaments, inter-village volleyball competitions and marathons.
12 Annual Report 2020-21 I Atul Foundation Footprint Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change. ~ Barbara Mikulski Atul Foundation predominantly works in and around the locations where Atul has its operations and offices, though it is gradually widening its coverage to other parts of India. During 2020-21, the Foundation has undertaken | supported projects in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. The map below indicates the districts | number of villages in Gujarat and states in India where Atul Foundation has undertaken | supported projects to serve the society during its journey of 11 years. Education Relief Empowerment Infrastructure Health Conservation
13 Introduction to the programs Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth. ~ Muhammad Ali Education Provide easy and affordable education to children belonging to all sections of the society Empowerment Impart vocational skills particularly to the underprivileged population so that they can be self-employed or obtain employment of their choice Health Support to improve well-being of communities through health education and linkages with affordable and quality health services Relief Offer quick support to victims of calamities, natural or man-made Infrastructure Provide adequate infrastructural facilities to residents of surrounding villages Conservation Promote the judicious use of natural resources and preserve ecology Outreach Nurtured 15,506 children through quality education Empowered 4,875 farmers, tribal youth and women through vocational training courses Helped 40,930 children, youth, men and women through various health programs Supported 6,285 migrant labourers and poor people affected by lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, through relief measures Improved living conditions of 30,000 people through infrastructure projects Benefitted 6,099 people through conservation activities
14 Annual Report 2020-21 I Atul Foundation Operational highlights During 2020-21, Atul Foundation (AF) undertook the following projects: Education If we want to reach real peace in this world, we should start educating children. ~ Mahatma Gandhi Atul Adhyapikas Aim: to provide quality primary education to children in rural areas 80 adhyapikas 5,655 children 75 villages 4 districts • Continued teaching through faliya-based sessions throughout the pandemic • Engaged children through activity-based learning • Helped the children to achieve improvement in academics • Developed reading habit and various other life skills in children • Supported 4,482 children to develop nutrition gardens under the Ankur project • Imparted scientific concepts, importance of nutrition and healthy eating habits through the Ankur project • Ensured nutritious food was available to the children and their families through nutrition gardens under the Ankur project
15 Education: other projects No. Project Location Implementing agency Impact 1. Enhancement of education practices in Kalyani Shala Atul (Gujarat ) AF | Atul Kelavani Mandal Provided better infrastructure and quality educational facilities to 1,755 students 2. Support to tribal children in Atul Vidyamandir Pardi (Gujarat ) AF | Atul Vidyamandir • Created better infrastructure facilities benefitting 362 students • Supported 45 students by providing grocery kits 3. Development of a school in tribal area Chondha (Gujarat ) AF Provided guidance and technical support to develop a tribal school to benefit 205 students 4. Promotion of Science and Mathematics through a workshop 13 villages (Gujarat ) AF | Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre Organised a virtual science workshop benefitting 2,045 students from 14 schools 5. Provision of a computer lab in a rural school Motali (Gujarat ) AF Provided 7 computers to a primary school benefitting 203 students 6. Provision of education therapy to special children Bharuch (Gujarat ) AF | OSMOSIS Play Centre and Educational Games Library Provided therapy to 36 special children 7. Conservation of manuscripts Ahmedabad (Gujarat ) AF | L D Bharatiya Sanskruti Vidyamandir Provided support to digitise and create web portal to preserve over 80,000 rare manuscripts 8. Publication of books on Indian culture Jaipur (Rajasthan) AF | Prakrit Bharati Academy Published 7 books promoting traditional knowledge and culture 9. Enhancement of rural education 18 villages (Gujarat ) AF | Atul Rural Development Fund (ARDF) • Distributed writing material to 3,778 students of 34 schools • Appointed a computer teacher benefitting 183 students in a primary school • Supported 6 needy students to complete their higher studies
16 Annual Report 2020-21 I Atul Foundation Empowerment Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation. ~ John Ruskin Micro-entrepreneurship development Aim: to encourage entrepreneurship and create a sustainable livelihood for the rural youth 113 micro-entrepreneurs 5 trades Phase 1 • Provided training and toolkits to 58 tribal youth to become micro-entrepreneurs in various fields such as mushroom cultivation, tailoring, mobile repairing, refrigeration and welding • Supported to 37 trainees to set-up their enterprise, generating a revenue of ` 14 lakhs collectively • Trained a group of 12 women registered as a self-help group in tailoring and supported them to open a retail outlet Phase 2 Trained 55 youth to start their enterprise in tailoring
17 Empowerment: other projects No. Project Location Implementing agency Impact 1. Skill development of youth through vocational training Ozarpada (Gujarat ) AF | ARDF Trained 180 students in 9 vocational trades 2. Provision of training in computer skills and English language skills Atul (Gujarat ) AF | ARDF Trained 12 students in basic computer skills and 16 students in English 3. Empowerment of women through vocational courses Atul (Gujarat ) AF | ARDF Trained 32 women in beauty and styling, and garment making 4. Capacity building of tribal farmers through beekeeping 15 villages (Gujarat ) AF | Under The Mango Tree Society Trained 136 tribal farmers in beekeeping 5. Creation of livelihood opportunities for tribal families by providing cows 4 villages (Gujarat ) AF | BAIF Supported to produce good breed cows through artificial insemination Estimated value of 74 Gir female cows = ` 7.5 lakhs, which were born out of total 125 cows 6. Provision of skills training to youth as apprentices Atul (Gujarat ) Atul Ltd Provided training and employment to 250 youth in Atul, over and above the statutory requirement under the Apprentice Act, 1961
18 Annual Report 2020-21 I Atul Foundation Health Every child, woman and man has a right to enough nutritious food for an active and healthy life. ~ Ban Ki-moon Atul Nutrition Garden Aim: to promote health and nutrition among tribal families through nutrition gardens 1,120 families 1,000 nutrition gardens 120 creeper vegetable gardens 4 villages • Trained 147 women from self-help groups to prepare jivamrut and dashparni ark using cow dung, urine and other natural items • Educated 1,120 families to use cow dung and urine as manure in their nutrition gardens • Supported families during the pandemic to produce home-grown vegetables; nutrition gardens helped families earn additional income by selling the surplus vegetables in local markets Implemented Atul Nutrition Garden project in collaboration with BAIF
19 Health: other projects No. Project Location Implementing agency Impact 1. Development of nutrition garden for children - Ankur 116 villages (Gujarat ) AF Supported 4,777 children to develop nutrition gardens in 116 villages of South Gujarat 2. Enhancement of health facilities for rural population 19 villages (Gujarat ) AF | ARDF • Collected 2,750 units of blood through 24 blood camps • Organised 2 eye camps benefitting 951 patients, of whom 727 were provided with spectacles 3. Generation of awareness about anaemia Valsad (Gujarat ) AF Conducted 18 anaemia awareness sessions for 1,655 children in association with 9 schools and 2 primary health centres 4. Generation of awareness about the COVID-19 pandemic Valsad (Gujarat ) AF Conducted an awareness drive to educate 25,000 individuals about the COVID-19 safety protocols 5. Provision of home-based healthcare services for infants and their mothers 39 villages (Maharashtra) AF | Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health Provided home-based care to reduce maternal and child mortality in remote villages 6. Provision of sanitation facilities 2 villages (Gujarat ) AF | ARDF Constructed 34 individual household toilets benefitting about 170 individuals 7. Development of nutrition garden Bharuch (Gujarat ) AF Supported Nari Sanrakshan Gruh to develop a nutrition garden benefitting 32women
20 Annual Report 2020-21 I Atul Foundation Relief Helping others is the way we help ourselves. ~ Oprah Winfrey COVID-19 relief Aim: • to strengthen medical facilities to treat COVID-19 patients • to provide support to needy families, migrants and patients 3 hospitals 675 migrant workers 1,244 families • Supported hospitals to buy equipment such as ICU beds, ventilators, HFNO, oxygen cylinders and BiPAP machines • Donated 25,000 masks to the needy • Distributed grocery kits and other essentials amongst poor families • Provided refreshments to migrant workers as they were going back to their villages
21 Relief: other projects No. Project Location Implementing agency Impact 1. Provision of fertiliser kits to farmers Haria (Gujarat ) AF | ARDF Supported 68 farmers with fertiliser kits 2. Provision of medical assistance to needy people Atul (Gujarat ) AF Assisted 98 patients with financial help for the treatment of critical illnesses 3. Provision of blood units to patients Bharuch (Gujarat ) AF | Seva Yagna Samiti Arranged 200 units of blood for poor patients 4. Support to the families of special children 51 villages (Gujarat ) AF Provided kits of essential items to the families of 125 special children Provided kit of essential items to the family of a special child at Barsol village
22 Annual Report 2020-21 I Atul Foundation Infrastructure Infrastructure is the foundation of economic development. ~ Craig Lesser Model anganwadi Aim: to create a positive and safe learning environment for children coming to anganwadis 7 model anganwadis 175 children 5 villages • Renovated anganwadis and converted them into a safe space for children to learn • Built basic facilities such as kitchen and toilets, and provided easy access to water at anganwadis • Painted interesting and informative visuals for easy learning
23 Infrastructure: other projects No. Project Location Implementing agency Impact 1. Construction of white-topping road Atul (Gujarat ) Atul Ltd Constructed 1,667 m long white-topping road benefitting people from Atul and surrounding villages 2. Construction of school toilets 2 villages (Gujarat ) AF Constructed toilet blocks in 2 primary schools benefitting 687 students 3. Renovation of rural schools 2 villages (Gujarat ) AF Renovated 2 schools benefitting 2,117 students 4. Development of infrastructure in villages 9 villages (Gujarat ) AF | ARDF • Supported installation of drinking water pipeline in a village • Constructed a toilet block in a village • Installed paver blocks in 5 villages • Constructed a shed for the fishermen community in a village • Supported upgradation of a cricket ground • Installed cement benches in a civil hospital • Provided computers to 2 gram panchayat offices • Provided sports equipment to children under Panchvati Yojana in a village • Installed hume pipes for storm water drainage in a village
24 Annual Report 2020-21 I Atul Foundation Conservation Try to leave the earth a better place than when you arrived. ~ Sidney Sheldon Ujjwal Atul Aim: to promote clean villages by educating and facilitating best waste management practices 1,426 households Atul village • Recycled 39,500 kg wet waste into organic manure • Recycled 7,800 kg dry waste • Initiated door-to-door waste collection system for 1,426 households • Conducted 68 awareness sessions on responsible waste segregation and management in Atul colonies and Atul village • Educated children through joyful activities and tree plantation
25 Conservation: other projects No. Project Location Implementing agency Impact 1. Implementation of afforestation initiatives Atul (Gujarat ) Atul Ltd Planted 3,531 trees 2. Conservation of water through deepening and desilting of water bodies 2 villages (Gujarat ) AF Deepened and desilted a river and a pond under the Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Yojna Solid waste management awareness sessions at Atul colony and Atul village
26 Annual Report 2020-21 I Atul Foundation Impact assessment of Atul Institute of Vocational Excellence Outcome achieved: • 71.07% graduates got formally employed or star ted their own businesses • 59% graduates are earning between ` 7,000 and ` 8,999 per month • 64% alumni have received an increment in their salaries • AIVE students’ average incomes were 17% more than that of others • 66% alumni are saving from their salaries regularly and have become financially responsible • 80% of alumni agreed that they can afford healthcare facilities for themselves and their families AIVE alumni: • scored higher on work ethics than others • have a higher rate of retention than their peers and possess comparatively better technical skills This assessment was conducted by the 4th Wheel Social Impact. Income from milk 20 40 60 80 100 120 Income (` lakhs) 96 30 Before (November 18 – October 19) After (November 19 – October 20) The average monthly milk procurement increased by 18,386 L and the yearly income increased by ` 66.03 lakhs with milk sold at ` 30 per L on an average. Average monthly income from milk Before (November 18 – October 19) After (November 19 – October 20) 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 0 7,235 5,946 Income (`) 2,070 1,647 2,753 2,317 5,957 2,070 6,618 7,078 Jirval Varoli Kothar Bhandar Kutch Average The average monthly income of a beneficiary from selling milk increased by ` 4,548 from ` 2,070 (2018-19) to ` 6,618 (2019-20). Impact assessment of Godaan project In the year 2019-20, under the Godaan project, the Foundation had provided good quality cattle and other services to 125 tribal families.
27 Financial highlights Where the monies came from Particulars Amount received ` lakhs % Companies 1,345.13 61.84% Government grants 710.08 32.65% Donation (others) 13.37 0.61% Interest income 96.11 4.42% Miscellaneous income 10.34 0.48% 2,175.03 100% On which programs the monies were spent Particulars Amount spent ` lakhs % Education 789.32 34.34% Empowerment 265.64 11.00% Health 259.20 11.28% Relief 333.12 14.49% Infrastructure 8.93 1.00% Conservation 642.06 27.94% 2,298.27 100% Particulars Amount used ` lakhs % Programs 1,573.22 65.82% Asset creation 725.05 30.33% 2,298.27 Administration 91.74 3.84% 2,390.01 100% Spent from reserve balance (214.98) 2,175.03 How the monies were used 66% 30% 4% Programs Asset creation Administration 34% 12% 11% 15% 1% 28% Education Empowerment Health Relief Conservation Infrastructure 61.84% 0.61% 0.48% 4.42% Companies Government grants Donation (others) Interest income Miscellaneous income 32.65%
28 Annual Report 2020-21 I Atul Foundation Auditor’s Report Under Sub-section (2) of Section 33 and 34, and Rule 19 of the Gujarat Public Trusts Act, 1950 (Gujarat Rules) Registration number: E | 2571 | Valsad district Name of the public trust: Atul Foundation Trust For the year ending: March 31, 2021 We have examined the Financial Statements of Atul Foundation Trust for the year ended March 31, 2021 and to the best of our knowledge and belief and according to the information and explanations provided to us, we report as under: a) Whether accounts are maintained regularly and in accordance with the provisions of the Act and the Rules? Yes b) Whether receipts and disbursements are properly and correctly shown in the accounts? Yes c) Whether the cash balance and vouchers in the custody of theManager or a Trustee on the date of audit were in agreement with the accounts? Yes d) Whether all books, deeds, accounts, vouchers, other documents or records required by the Auditor were produced before him? Yes e) Whether a register of movable and immovable properties is properly maintained, the changes therein are communicated from time to time to the regional office and the defects and inaccuracies mentioned in the previous Audit Reports have been duly complied with? Yes f) Whether the Manager or a Trustee or any other person required by the Audit to appear before himdid so and furnished the necessary information required by him? Yes g) Whether any property or funds of the Trust were applied for any object or purpose other than the object or purpose of the Trust? NA h) Amount outstanding for more than one year and the amount written off, if any Nil i) Whether tenders were invited for repairs or construction involving expenditure exceeding ` 5,000? NA J) Whether any money of the Trust has been invested contrary to the provisions of Section 35? NA k) Whether alienations, if any, of the immovable property contrary to the provisions of Section 36 have come to the notice of the Auditor? NA l) Whether there is any special matter which the Auditor may think fit or necessary to bring to the notice of the Deputy or Assistant Charity Commissioner? No For B R Shah & Associates Chartered Accountants Firm registration number: 129053W Deval Desai Ahmedabad Partner June 3, 2021 Membership number: 132426
29 Form number 10B [See Rule 17B] Audit Report under Section 12A(b) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, in the case of charitable or religious trusts or institutions. We have examined the Balance Sheet of Atul Foundation Trust, AADTA1885G as at March 31, 2021 and the Profit and Loss account for the year ended on that date, which are in agreement with the books of account maintained by the said Trust or Institution. We have obtained all the information and explanations, which to the best of our knowledge and beliefs were necessary for the purpose of the audit. In our opinion, proper books of accounts have been kept by the head office and the branches of the above named Trust visited by us so far as appears from our examination of the books and proper returns adequate for the purpose of audit have been received from branches not visited by us subject to the comments given below: Nil In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the information given to us, the said accounts give a true and fair view: a) In case of the Balance Sheet of the state of affairs of the above named Trust as at March 31, 2021 b) In case of the Profit and Loss account of the profit or loss of its accounting year ending on March 31, 2021 The prescribed particulars are annexed hereto. For B R Shah & Associates Chartered Accountants Firm registration number: 129053W Deval Desai Ahmedabad Partner June 3, 2021 Membership number: 132426
30 Annual Report 2020-21 I Atul Foundation Annexure Statement of particulars 1. Application of income for charitable or religious purposes 1. Amount of income of previous year applied to charitable or religious purpose in India during that year ` 3,18,63,229 2. Whether the Trust has exercised the option under Clause (2) of the explanation to Section 11(1)? If so, the details of the amount of income deemed to have been applied to charitable or religious purpose in India during the previous year No 3. Amount of income accumulated or set apart for application to charitable or religious purposes, to the extent it does not exceed 15% of the income derived from property held under the Trust wholly for such purposes Nil 4. Amount of income eligible for exemption under Section 11(1)(c) Nil 5. Amount of income, in addition to the amount referred to in item 3 above, accumulated or set apart for specified purpose under Section 11(2) Nil 6. Whether the amount of income mentioned in item 5 above has been invested or deposited in the manner laid down in Section 11(2)(b)? If so, the details thereof NA 7. Whether any part of the income in respect of which an option was exercised under Clause (2) of the explanation to Section 11(1) in any earlier year is deemed to be income of the previous year under Section 11(1B)? If so, the details thereof NA 8. Whether during the previous year, any part of income accumulated or set apart for specified purposes under Section 11(2) in any earlier year: i) has been applied for purposes other than charitable or religious purposes or has ceased to be accumulated or set apart for application thereto, or No ii) has ceased to remain invested in any security referred to in Section 11(2)(b)(I) or deposited in any account referred to in Section 11(2)(b)(ii) or Section 11(2)(b)(iii), or No iii) has not been utilised for purposes for which it was accumulated or set apart during the period for which it was to be accumulated or set apart, or in the year immediately following the expiry thereof? If so, the details thereof No 2. Application or use of income or property for the benefit of persons referred to in Section 13(3) 1. Whether any part of the income or property of the Trust was lent, or continues to be lent, in the previous year to any person referred to in Section 13(3) (hereinafter referred to in this Annexure as such person)? If so, give details of the amount, rate of interest charged and the nature of security, if any No
31 2. Whether any part of the income or property of the Trust was made or continued to be made available for the use of any such person during the previous year? If so, give details of the property and the amount of rent or compensation charged, if any No 3. Whether any payment was made to any such person during the previous year by way of salary, allowance or otherwise? If so, give details No 4. Whether the services of the Trust were made available to any such person during the previous year? If so, give details thereof together with remuneration or compensation received, if any No 5. Whether any share, security or other property was purchased by or on behalf of the Trust during the previous year from any such person? If so, give details thereof together with the consideration paid No 6. Whether any share, security or other property was purchased by or on behalf of the Trust during the previous year to any such person? If so, give details thereof together with the consideration received No 7. Whether any income or property of the Trust was diverted during the previous year in favour of any such person? If so, give details thereof together with the amount of income or value of property so diverted No 8. Whether the income or property of the Trust was used or applied during the previous year for the benefit of any such person in any other manner? If so, give details No 3. Investment held at any time during the previous year(s) in concerns in which persons referred to in Section 13(3) have a substantial interest No. Name and address of the concern Whether the concern is a company, number and class of shares held Nominal value of the investment Income from the investment Whether the amount in column 4 exceeded 5% of the capital of the concern during the previous year say, yes | no 1. 2 3 4 5 6 Not applicable For B R Shah & Associates Chartered Accountants Firm registration number: 129053W Deval Desai Ahmedabad Partner June 3, 2021 Membership number: 132426
32 Annual Report 2020-21 I Atul Foundation Balance Sheet for the year ended March 31, 2021 (` lakhs) Funds and liabilities 2020-21 2019-20 Trust fund 1.00 1.00 Reserves and surplus 47.34 34.04 Designated funds - 196.70 0.42 0.05 Current liabilities and provisions 48.76 231.79 (` lakhs) Property and assets 2020-21 2019-20 Fixed assets 2.02 2.80 Investments 20.00 20.00 Current assets, loans and advances 26.74 208.99 48.76 231.79 As per our attached report of even date For and on behalf of the Board of Trustees B R Shah & Associates For Atul Foundation Trust Chartered Accountants Firm registration number: 129053W Ms Swati Lalbhai Mr Bharat Trivedi Trustee Trustee Deval Desai Partner Membership number: 132426 June 3, 2021 Ahmedabad
33 Income and Expenditure Statement for the year ended March 31, 2021 (` lakhs) Expenditure 2020-21 2019-20 Administrative expenses 17.91 17.10 Depreciation 0.83 1.02 Expenditure on objects of the Trust a) Education and Empowerment 117.23 386.36 b) Health 105.07 172.73 c) Relief 0.34 124.70 d) Infrastructure 61.04 54.50 e) Conservation 2.91 42.04 Surplus carried over to the Balance Sheet 13.30 10.42 318.63 808.87 (` lakhs) Income 2020-21 2019-20 Donations 305.89 796.77 Interest 12.74 12.10 Other income - - 318.63 808.87 As per our attached report of even date For and on behalf of the Board of Trustees B R Shah & Associates For Atul Foundation Trust Chartered Accountants Firm registration number: 129053W Ms Swati Lalbhai Mr Bharat Trivedi Trustee Trustee Deval Desai Partner Membership number: 132426 June 3, 2021 Ahmedabad
34 Annual Report 2020-21 I Atul Foundation We remember Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. Sharada Johary (January 22, 1932 - August 23, 2020) Mrs Sharada Joharywas a lovingmother, an excellent chef and a homemaker. Shemade a generous contribution to the ‘Ankur’ project which enabled 4,777 underprivileged children and their families to get nutritious food in the midst of the tough times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. They also learnt the importance of organic farming and healthy eating habits. We are eternally grateful for her teachings and support.
35 Acknowledgements One person can make a difference, and everyone should try. ~ John Kennedy Government organisations Development Support Agency of Gujarat Gujarat State Tribal Education Society National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Foundations, trusts and other entities B K Mazumdar Foundation RNC Free Eye Hospital Sainath Sevabhavi Mandal Valsad Raktdan Kendra Valsad Badminton Association Companies and firms ABC Cable Lonsen Kiri Chemical Industries Ltd RBL Bank Ltd Project partners BAIF Institute for Sustainable livelihoods and Development Navchetan Manav Vikas Mandal OSMOSIS Play Centre and Educational Games Library Saahas Seva Yagna Samiti Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health Under the Mango Tree Society Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre Individuals Sharda Johary Sunil Joshi Swati Lalbhai Gopi Kanan Thirukonda Harshita Trivedi Ravi Trivedi Rana Vishnoi
36 Annual Report 2020-21 I Atul Foundation We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in our hands to make a difference. ~ Nelson Mandela Ever since its inception, Atul Ltd is conducting its business in an inclusive way. Atul Foundation is working to achieve sustainable development, particularly in rural areas to help uplift the lives of the underprivileged. The Foundation (FY 2020-2021 project spend: ` 1,182 lakhs, administration cost: ` 59 lakhs) provides a complete account of the funds received for various projects and sends its annual report to every donor. If you wish to join our endeavour of enhancing the standard of living of the less fortunate and are looking for an organisation that will channelise and direct 100% of your contribution to projects at hand, Atul Foundation may be a good option. Given below are some of the projects the Foundation is currently implementing. If you wish to sponsor any project(s), please write to email@example.com Contributions or donations to Atul Foundation qualify for tax exemption under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961. The donation amount may be remitted, along with the requisite information with respect to how you wish to participate (project, corpus, etc), by drawing a cheque in favour of Atul Foundation Trust and sending through RTGS as per the details given below: Bene ciary: Atul Foundation Trust Axis Bank Ltd, Atul Account number: 911010029486212 IFSC: UTIB0000459 Make a difference 2021-22: major projects make a difference • Micro-entrepreneurship Development • Godaan Project • COVID-19 Relief • Support to critically ill patients • Ujjwal Atul - a waste management initiative • Natural Resource Management • Model Anganwadi • Rural Infrastructure • Atul Nutrition Garden • Atul Medical Diagnostic Centre • Atul Adhyapika • Kalyani Shala Development Empowerment Relief Conservation Infrastructure Health Education
Trust information Trustees Background Dr Vimla Lalbhai (Chairperson) FRCS - Royal College of Surgeons London Social worker Dr Rana Vishnoi (Managing Trustee) PhD - Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai Former Managing Director, Amal Ltd Mr Sharat Tripathi BTech - Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur President - Human Resources, Atul Ltd Mr Bharat Trivedi BTech - Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai Former President - IT, Atul Ltd Ms Swati Lalbhai ACA - Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Managing Director, Aagam Holdings Pvt Ltd Statutory Auditors Registered office Bankers B R Shah & Associates Atul Rural Development Fund Axis Bank Ltd Atul 396 020, Gujarat RBL Bank Ltd India firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/atulcares