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State-run central transmission utility Power Grid Corp today said it has paid a total dividend of Rs 2,275.74 crore to its shareholders in 2016-17.
Power Grid Corp has declared final dividend of Rs 1,752.59 crore in addition to Rs 523.15 crore of interim dividend totalling Rs 2,275.74 crore for 2016-17, a company statement said.
The chairman and managing director of the corporation, I S Jha, presented a cheque of Rs 980.73 crore towards final dividend for 2016-17 to Power Minister R K Singh on October 12, 2017, it said.
In addition to this, an interim dividend of Rs 292.76 crore was earlier paid to the Ministry of Power for 2016-17. The total dividend of Rs 2275.74 crore declared by Power Grid Corp is 43.50 per cent of paid-up share capital.
It said that the company has been consistently paying dividend since 1993-94. It has registered a net profit of Rs 7,520.15 crore over a total income of Rs 26,581.46 crore in 2016-17, registering a growth of 26.42 per cent in net profit and 25.13 per cent in total income compared to FY2015-16.
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