By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, August 06, 2021: The Aluminium major National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), has kick-started the financial year 2021-22 with robust financial and physical performances.

The company has reported impressive results in the first quarter ended June 30. The net profit has jumped to Rs 347.73 crore from Rs 16.63 crore achieved in the corresponding period of previous year. Beating market expectations, amidst challenging business environment, the company has demonstrated robust performance across all its business segments, a Company release said.

According to the results taken on record at a meeting of the Board of Directors in Bhubaneswar on Friday, the company has reported revenue from operations of Rs 2474.55 crore, an increase of 79.2% compared to Rs 1380.63 crore achieved in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. This is largely due to strong demand, higher volumes, better realization and effective capacity utilization of its operational units.

On the production front, NALCO has put up an impressive performance. During the quarter, the production of Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium have been 17.61 Lakh Tonnes, 5.21 Lakh Tonnes and 1.14 Lakh Tonnes respectively, compared to 17.10 Lakh Tonnes, 4.65 Lakh Tonnes and 0.98 Lakh Tonnes respectively in the comparative period of the last fiscal.

NALCO CMD Sridhar Patra, attributed the company’s impressive results to the collective and dedicated team work of the employees. “In spite of the challenges imposed due to COVID 19 pandemic, NALCO through strategic planning of raw materials, manpower and marketing initiatives, coupled with continued focus on cost optimization, has been able to steer towards organizational success,” he said.

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