CHENNAI: Lakshmi Vilas Bank has achieved 70 per cent increase in net profit at Rs. 51.44 crore in the nine months ended December 31, 2009 against Rs. 30.31 crore in the year-ago period. Total income has risen to Rs. 259.56 crore from Rs. 211.80 crore. Total business has improved to Rs. 14,960 crore from Rs. 1,114 crore.

— Corporate Reporter