BECIL profits rise 3.5 fold during 06-07

MUMBAI: Broadcasting Engineering Consultancy India Ltd. (BECIL), a department under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has earned a profit of Rs 7.92 crores in the year 2006-07 as against Rs 2.27 crores in the previous year.


This increase by around 3.5 times is matched by a three fold increase in the business turn over during the year, which short up to Rs 98.67 crores as against Rs 31.52 crores in the previous year.


The major activities, which contributed towards this performance included the successful implementation of common transmission infrastructure (CTI) to private broadcasters during FM Phase II, wherein the company created CTI for 245 FM channels in 87 cities using for Prasar Bharati infrastructure spread over the entire country, execution of orders for setting up studios for a large number of FM Phase II broadcasters and commissioning of Lok Sabha TV channel and multi-media studio for Rashtrapati Bhawan.


The company also took up the consultancy and system integration or establishment of interim transmission set ups in the city of Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Bangalore for various FM broadcasters and providing transmission power to broadcasting organisations.


In FM radio sector, the company has orders worth Rs 183 crores for bringing up CTI in 87 cities. The company has also submitted a proposal of Rs 97.72 crores to the Ministry of External Affairs for re-enforcement of radio coverage in Afghanistan involving medium wave, short wave hp transmissions along with studio centers.