Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd., a Mini Ratna Category – I PSE, has announced its results for the second quarter of the current fiscal year. The unaudited financial results for the three months period ended 30th September 2008 which was approved today, shows a 29% increase in total income to Rs. 462.70 cr. as compared to Rs. 363.48 cr. for the same period last year. The total income for the half-year ended 30th. September 2008 grew by 23% to Rs. 895.66 cr., as compared to Rs. 726.15 cr. last year. The profit before tax and net profit during the same period were higher at around 8% and stood at Rs. 74.40 cr. [Rs. 68.79 cr.] and Rs. 49.89 cr. [Rs. 46.19 cr.] respectively.