CHENNAI: Dalmia Cement (Bharat) has announced an interim dividend of 50 per cent (Re. 1 per share of Rs. 2 each). The company has recorded net sales of Rs. 519 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2009, against Rs. 404 crore in the same period in the previous year. The net profit stood at Rs. 23 crore against

Rs.24 crore in the year-ago period.